Gabadinho Mhango hopes to revive passion
South African based Flames attacker Frank Gabadinho Mhango believes he has made the right decision to join DStv Premiership side Amazulu after enduring a bad season at Orlando Pirates.
According to an online publication, Kickoff.com the move will see Amazulu defender Thapelo Xoki move in the opposite direction.
“Mhango refused to comment on his reported transfer but insisted that he was looking to rediscover his love of the game with his national team,” the article read.
The former Nyasa Big Bullets striker told the publication that he was looking to rediscover his love of the game with the Malawi National Football Team.
“I will not say anything about the move,” Mhango further told Kickoff.com.
“Both clubs have not told me anything, so I will not say anything until my manager tells me something. But football is football man, anywhere football is football.”
Mhango said his focus was on the forthcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Ethiopia at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe on Sunday before playing Guinea four days later.
“But the only thing I am focusing on now is the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. I need to join my national team soon and as quickly as possible. That is the only thing I am focusing on now.
“You know what happens when a coach gives you the freedom to do what you enjoy doing. The national team; they allow me to do what I can, they give you the freedom,” he told the publication, saying he was a great player as he gets surrounded by national team players at national team.
Mhango won the joint Premier Soccer League [now DStv Premiership] top goal scorer award alongside Namibian Peter Shalulile [then playing for Highlands Park] having scored 16 goals each during the 2019-20 season.
Sports analyst George Kaudza Masina backed Mhango to flourish at any team.
“Gaba is a complete player who can easily fit in at any club in any league in the world. Gaba will enjoy his game at any club. All he needs to do is realise that, as a player, discipline in and out of the pitch is paramount.
“What has happened at Orlando Pirates is a lesson learnt as he starts another lease of life. It has to be appreciated that sporting discipline is akin self-discipline,” Kaudza Masina said.