Malawi international red-hot foward Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango could be attracting offers from Europe as a result of his current form Orlando Pirates with his agent preparing the South African top club to be ready to lose him if he maintains his golden-boot form this season.
Mhango’s agent Mike Makaab was quoted by KickOff.com on Friday as having said that there is a possibility of his client attracting offers from Europe as a result of his current rich-vein of form.
The Malawi international has raised his game this season and surged to the top of the Absa Premiership scoring charts with 14 goals.
“I think Pirates need to be ready, not me. We must be grateful to Orlando Pirates for giving him the opportunity,” says Makaab.
He suggested that if good offers were to come in Mhango’s way, Pirates chairperson Irvin Khoza would not stand in the player’s way, “something that has been proven to be the case for several former Bucs players who have left the club to play in Europe”.
Said Makaab: “I’ve got a great relationship with the chairperson [Khoza] and he has never stood in the way of any players who want to play in Europe.
“We’ve seen what has happened with [Marshall] Munetsi, who went to France. In the earlier days [Benedict] Vilakazi, [Mbulelo] Mabizela and the late [Lesley] Manyathela, who was on his way to France.
“So, the chairperson never stood in the way of any player who has shown they are capable to play at the highest level. I don’t think they can stand in Mhango’s way.”
The 27-year-old Malawian striker has a good chance to make history by scoring 20 or more goals in the league for the first time since Siyabonga Nomvethe for Mokoka Swallows in the 2011/12 season.
In 2018, Mhango underwent trials at Portuguese top-flight league outfit Vitoria Setubal, but he was not offered a deal.