Flames striker Frank Gabadinho Mhango has reportedly penned a three-year deal with Durban based club Amazulu, ending his spell with Orlando Pirates.
Amazulu announced the signing of 10 new players including Mhango on Thursday, just a week after releasing 15 players including Flames captain Limbikani Mzava.
Details in South Africa indicate that the former Pirates striker has signed a three-year contract.
Mhango has joined Amazulu in a swap deal which saw Tapelo Xoki moving to Pirates.
However, Mhango and his agent Mike Makaab were not readily available for their comments Friday.
Mhango featured for the Flames in two matches in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers and he scored a brace in a 2-1 victory over Ethiopia at Bingu National Stadium on Sunday.
Amazulu also confirmed the signing of former Kaizer Chiefs forward Dumisani Zuma, Chippa left back Riaan Hanamub, TS Galaxy striker Augustine Chidi Kwem and Cape Town Spurs defender Thendo Mukuhmela.
Mhango joined Pirates from Bidvest Wits on a three-year deal.
In his debut season at Pirates, he made history when he won the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot award with 16 goals alongside Namibian Peter Shalulile.
However, Mhango, 29, struggled to replicate his form last season due to injury and discipline issues.
Malawian football journalist based in South Africa, Benjamin Nyirenda said it was a good deal for Mhango.
“Pirates have lost a good striker. Personally I think and believe that it’s a great move for the player. At his age and stage in his career he needs more game time. You all know what he can do when he is in form and for him to be on top of his game he needs more game time. To say the truth Pirates have lost out on him and Amazulu have gained in this move,” he said.
Mhango moved to South Africa in 2013 when he joined Bloemfontein Celtic from Nyasa Big Bullets. In his debut season at Celtic, he scored nine goals and finished as the club’s top goal scorer. He was voted as Celtic’s Players’ player of the year.
part from Celtic, Wits and Pirates, he also played for Golden Arrows on loan where he scored five goals.