Malawian Gabadinho Mhango's AFCON 2021 Goal of The Tournament Contender Captures World Football's Attention

Malawian Gabadinho Mhango's AFCON 2021 Goal of The Tournament Contender Captures World Football's Attention

Keba Mothoagae
January 26, 2022 at 10:26 AM
  • Malawi forward Gabadinho Mhango's sensational Goal of the Tournament contender against Morocco rocked world football
  • The strike came early in the African Cup of Nations Round of 16 match, though it was not enough as the Moroccans fought back to win 2-1
  • This goal rounded of a neat week for Mhango, having made FIFA 22's Ultimate Team of the Week too

World football continues to reverberate because of Malawi forward Gabadinho Mhango's outrageous goal against Malawi at the African Cup of Nation.

The Orlando Pirates poacher appeared determined to underline his remarkable inclusion in the FIFA 22 Ultimate Team of the Week with a hit worthy of this accolade.

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Malawi's Gabadinho Mhango is a man in fine form, and the world has taken notice. Image source: Kenzo Tribouillard & @orlandopirates/Getty Images & Twitter
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As reported on, Mhango's goal came in the seventh minute of the match, with the striker receiving the ball from John Banda from inside Malawi's own half. The striker took that pass and cut towards goal before rifling a shot from 35 metres out.

Goalkeeper Yassine Bounou was left helpless as he attempted to get a hand to Mhango's perfectly-hit shot, with the Morocco shot-stopper only able to watch as it soared into the back of the net.

African football governing body CAF promptly selected the it as its 'Goal of the Day', automatically setting it up as a 'Goal of the Tournament' contender.

Halake Jaldessa said:

"That’s one of the best strike I have ever witnessed What a brilliant goal!"

Emeka Joseph said:

"That was a beauty! African players are showcasing our rich talents."

@Peter Carroll said:

"Gabadinho sounds like he should be playing for Brazil. Scores like he should, too."

@_Alfie said:

"Realised he was called 'dinho' and channeled his inner Brazilian. But Afcon is the strangest tournament... Malawi scoring that and Comoros, THAT free kick!"

PSL player Gabadinho Mhango selected in FIFA 22 FUT Team of the Week

Last night's heroics has seen Gabadinho Mhango continue bringing much-needed glory to Malawian and South African football.

As reported in Sports Brief, he was named in the FIFA 22 Ultimate Team of the Week in recognition of his performances for The Flames at the 2021 African Cup of Nations.

As explained by FUTHead, this means that video game enthusiasts across the planet can include Mhango in their fantasy team as 'In Form', possessing boosted stats and enhanced abilities, giving the gamer an edge on opponents.

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