Flames striker Gabadihno Mhango ended his goal drought when he scored in Orlando Pirates’ 3-0 victory over Black Leopards in a DSTV Premiership encounter at Orlando Stadium on Thursday night.
Tshegofatso Mabasa scored a brace for Pirates before Mhango scored in the 86th minute of the match.
This is Mhango’s third league goal of the season but fourth in all competitions, having endured a difficult year due to various reasons, including injuries.
Mhango was excited with his performance.
“It feels great to score again. I knew one day I will score. The most important thing is that we collected maximum points,” Mhango said.
This could boost his confidence in the last stages of the season.
Football analyst George Kaudza-Masina was optimistic that Mhango will score more goals before the end of the season.
“He is still the best striker but injuries affected his performance. It shows, he has recovered now,” he added.
Following the victory, Pirates are back into the top four with 42 points from 25 matches, displacing Moroka Swallows, who have 20 points from the same number of matches.
Last season, Mhango made history when he became the first Malawian striker to win the PSL Golden Boot award with 16 goals alongside Namibian Peter Shalulile who moved to Mamelodi Sundowns from Highlands Park.
Mhango did not feature for Flames in a 1-0 vital victory over Uganda at Kamuzu Stadium in March due to suspension.
In the Glad Africa Championship, Flames striker Khuda Muyaba has scored seven goals to keep golden boot award dream alive.
The Malawian is just three goals behind Monapule Saleng of Free State Stars, Moekotsi Sekola of Jomo Cosmos and Lesvin Stoffels of Steenberg, who have scored 10 goals each