Orlando Pirates co-coach Fadlu Davids has alarmingly hinted at potential disciplinary issues being behind Gabadinho Mhango’s continued lack of action.
Mhango has yet to feature in all four domestic matches played by Pirates this year despite having started off the new year by shining at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals where he scored three goals, finishing third on the top scorers’ charts.
Though Pirates have only scored twice in those four matches, Mhango has still found himself side-lined, raising questions about how the confidence gained at Afcon could go to waste.
“It is about us trying to find the right possibility to play perhaps with two strikers. In relation to team selection, there are various aspects that you look at. First and foremost are you coming to training? Are you punctual in relation to being at training and not having disciplinary issues that take you out of selection? Number one. Tick box
“Now it is in relation to your performance in training. We look at how you exert yourself in training. How you are performing in training and then try to find the right balance in relation to the line-up which comes back to my first point again,” Davids said—Kickoff.