Malawi star explains difficult season at South Africa’s Celtic

Malawi striker Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango, who steered Bloemfontein Celtic to a 5-0 crushing of Mamelodi Sundowns on Thursday played down his recent goal drought .

Gaba: Scores

Gaba: Scores

The Malawian is slowly getting back to form following the return of head coach Clinton Larsen.

The 22-year-old scored a brace on Wednesday as Celtic thrashed defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns 5-0 in the PSL.

“I have been affected by injuries and some of my team mates have been playing nice, so you can’t expect to be starting every game. Everyone was expecting me to do the same thing that I did last season, but football is not like that,” Mhango told KickOff.

“There was nothing wrong [during Ernst Middendorp’s time]. He is a good coach and he can motivate. He can tell you what is the problem so you can improve. It is football and I accepted that,” he says.

He has scored four goals in this campaign.

The win has taken Celtic to fifth position in the PSL with 37 points from 25 games in the 16-team league.

In a related developmen his slump in form forced Malawi national football team coach Young Chimodzi to sideline him for the Tanzania friendly game last month in which they drew one-all.

 

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7 thoughts on “Malawi star explains difficult season at South Africa’s Celtic”

  1. Alexander says:

    Welcome Back Gaba

  2. Bambo a Tendai, Maggie ndi Connis says:

    Yeah neeh

  3. daniel phiri wa mutharika says:

    WELLCOME BACK GABA.

  4. passwell says:

    thiz r the prayers we want to pray in the national team,the flames needs young stars like gaba not thoz old story prayers keep it up gaba and keep it up Robert ngambi

    1. Gaba says:

      Aise watch your r’s and l’s asaaah!!!

    2. kaphirintiwa says:

      prayers to pray? please try again

  5. Petro says:

    Gaba’s problem was that he said he will score 15 or more goals this season. That is when the season started as a result he put so much pressure on himself. Every ball that he got, he wanted to shoot from whichever position. He was not a team player that’s why he was benched then later put on stands. Now that he knows he cant achieve that goal, he is playing better with no pressure.

    My only advise is that he doesn’t get too excited and respond to the call of the big 3 who buy to destroy: Sundowns, Pirates and Chiefs.

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