No deal for Gaba: Celtic says Malawian ‘stature is small’

A South African Premier League side Bloemfontein Celtic has said  they will not sign Flames and Big Bullets striker Hellings ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango who has been undergoing trials at the club.

According to published reports, Bloemfontein Celtic Technical Director Mich D’Avry said Gaba is not a type of player the club is currently looking for.

“He is a very good player but we are looking for someone who can play as a number nine; with him, he is more of a number 10- more of a second striker” said D’Avry as quoted by The Nation on Wednesday, adding that “we have other players in that position.”

He also said that the stature of the sensational 20 year old lad is small and that his physical capabilities are not fit.

Gaba: No deal

Gaba: No deal

“His stature is small and all his physical attributes make him more of a second striker that’s not we are looking for and that is why we will not sign him we want someone big the Didier Drogba type.” he said.

Celtic official who manages Malawian players John Maduka backed his Director that Gaba is a good player and that the coach is happy with him but the player does not fit for a striker the Club wants.

“He played in a friendly game and scored. He is still training with us. The coach is happy, but he is looking for a number nine, somebody who can hold the ball and bring others into play,” Maduka told the paper.

Gabadinho’s Club Secretary (Bullets F.C) Higger Mkandawire reserved his comment on the matter as he claim to have not been updated anything about the player lately.

He however said Flames assistant coach Patrick Mabedi is the one who is in a good position to explain since he is the one dealing directly with Celtic.

Gaba flew to South Africa last month where he also underwent trials at Amazulu F.C

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