By Mabvuto Kambuwe:
Malawi national football team striker, Gabadinho Mhango, has lauded his South Africa Premier Soccer League (PSL) club Bidvest Wits’ move to elongate his stay at the Johannesburg-based side.
Wits exercised their one-year contract extension option they had on Mhango to end struggling giants Kaizer Chiefs’ interest in the Malawian.
Mhango confirmed to www.kickoff over the weekend that he was staying put at the former champions.
“I have a contract with the team. We just extended an option because it was only left with one year. This was done two weeks ago,” Mhango told the leading South African football publication.
The former Bullets striker said he was pleased with the development and promised to work hard in a bid to regain his place in the starting line-up.
“I just need to work hard and see what happens next. I am very happy that Wits have decided to exercise the option. The club has also indicated that I could get a new contract, all factors being constant,” Mhango said.
On Chiefs’ interest in his services, the pint-sized goal poacher said he did not want to focus on rumours as he had already committed his future to Wits.
Mhango is part of the Flames squad currently in Durban, South Africa, for the Cosafa Cup.
In the just-ended season, he made only 13 appearances for the Clever Boys, scoring three goals and managing one assist.
Mhango helped Wits to win the MTN 8 Cup in 2016, his first gold medal since moving to the PSL in 2013.
In his debut season at Bloemfontein Celtic, Mhango won the club’s Players’ Player of the Season and Top Goal Scorer awards after scoring eight goals.
He also spent six months on loan at Golden Arrows, where he scored vital goals ahead of his move to Wits.