Gabadinho Mhango expected to return against Mamelodi Sundowns
Malawi National Football Team striker Gabadinho Mhango is expected to return to the pitch for AmaZulu in a DStv Premiership match against defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa, on Sunday.
Mhango missed AmaZulu’s 2-1 loss to Chippa United on Saturday as he was suspended after accumulating two yellow cards.
The former Orlando Pirates forward picked the cards during AmaZulu’s barren draw against Kaizer Chiefs on September 3.
Mhango got his first yellow card of the season in AmaZulu’s other 0-0 draw with TS Galaxy on August 7.
AmaZulu coach Brandon Truter said his side will have to improve its performance on Sunday.
“There are so many things to work on going forward, especially with the [Mamelodi] Sundowns match coming as well. I’m not happy with some of the performances, but we will see where we can fine-tune. I keep preaching about mentality, and the will to win.
“If the mentality is not right heading to the game and disrespecting the opponent, you’ll always get a reaction and the reaction we got today was a goal down. There’s a lot to work on. The majority of the guys on the park are experienced players, so there are certain situations they can and should have managed better,” Truter told AmaZulu’s website.
He asked his players to put in more effort if they are to deliver on the pitch.
“I hate losing but I do not mind losing when there’s a good performance and effort from everyone. I just feel like some of us didn’t give effort, even the red card of Augustine Kwem was a bit emotional. He lost control of his emotions. That is what you do not want in a game,” the website quotes him as saying.
Mhango is AmaZulu’s leading goal scorer, having found the net thrice.
Usuthu lie fifth on the table with 11 points from seven matches.