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Gabadinho Mhango ruled out

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Gabadinho Mhango has been ruled out for a week in South Africa Absa Premiership due to injury—a latest setback for Malawi’s star striker this season.

The former Nyasa Big Bullets player limped off in the 25th minute while playing for Bidvest Wits at Athlone Stadium in Cape Town, where the hosts, Cape Town City, lost 2-1.

Vincent Pule replaced the Flames star during the game, which the South Africa champions, Wits, won courtesy of Lehlohonolo Majoro’s double. Craig Martin scored for City.

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Gabadinho, who has endured a torrid time after being banned for a spitting offence a few months ago before being denied game-time at Wits, yesterday confirmed the injury.

“I had raced clear towards the goal and, when I thought I would score, the last defender for City fouled me,” said the striker who was Wits’ top scorer last season (with nine goals). He has scored two league goals this season.

Wits are eighth on the 16-member log table with 28 points from 22 games, lying two points ahead of Limbikani Mzava’s 11th placed Golden Arrows.

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On Sunday, Mzava stepped forward to thump into the net the winner for Arrows as they defeated Ajax Cape Town 1-0 to ease relegation fears.

Mzava and Gabadinho are expected to feature in the Flames’ away friendly against Uganda’s Cranes on March 27.

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