Malawi’s Gabadinho Mhango Comes In for High Praise From Football Fans, Orlando Pirates Striker Is Hot Property

Malawi’s Gabadinho Mhango Comes In for High Praise From Football Fans, Orlando Pirates Striker Is Hot Property

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Orlando Pirates striker Gabadinho Mhango is slowly becoming a household name after his performances at AFCON
  • Gabadinho scored in the group stages to help Malawi finish 3rd behind Senegal and Guinea in Group B
  • Fans have been raving about Mhango's performances and think it's only a matter of time before he is signed by a European club

Malawi's Gabadinho Mhango has become a name every football lover is talking about after his performances at AFCON 2021.

Mhango scored twice to help Malawi to third place in Group B where they now wait to see if they qualify for the round of 16 stage of the tournament.

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Malawi’s Gabadinho Mhango is a fan favourite after his performances at AFCON and many think he should be playing in Europe. Image: Jalal Morchidi/ Phill Magakoe
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Mhango has scored twice in the competition thus far, and despite not scoring against Senegal, he still put on a great performance.

Malawi and Senegal drew 0-0 in the final group game which saw Senegal top the group, BBC reported.

Mhango's two goals meant that he's scored one more than Sadio Mane and Mo Salah, two players plying their trade in England's top flight.

Gabadinho's performances thus far have many believing that he is good enough to play in Europe as well, The Citizen reported.


"Expecting Hellings Frank Gabadinho Mhango to be playing or atleast attending trials overseas in the near future."


"There is lots of football Politics in PSL, @gabadinhoFlames he is selling himself to other big clubs, he is now enjoying his game once again"

Marisen Mwale:

"We wanna see you play in Europe mfana great footballing talent you got"

Stephen Phiri:

"The boy is talented but has a long way to go! He is yet to be amongest the great!"

Former Orlando Pirates captain Tonic Chabalala believes two coach system does not work

In other Premier Soccer League news, former Orlando Pirates defender and captain Tonic Chabalala is not a fan of the current co-coaching system in place at the club, Sports Brief earlier reported.

Fadlu Davids and Mandla Ncikazi stepped into both roles after German manager Josef Zinnbauer abruptly resigned from the post of head coach last year. Orlando Pirates is yet to appoint a new permanent coach.

Quoted by The South African, Chabalala said that having two coaches would cause division among the players. He also added, in an interview carried by iDiski Times, that both coaches had players that they each understood well, which was unsustainable.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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