Gaba fails to fire on return to PSL action

Orlando Pirates’ Malawian hitman Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango who is chasing for or the South African Premier Soccer (PSL) League Golden Boot Award  failed to to fire on Tuesday night when his team and Mamelodi Sundowns played to a goalless draw at the Dobsonville Stadium on Tuesday night as action returned after a five-month break.

Gaba Mhango stands proudly at the summit of the scorers’ chart with 14 goals.

Mhango, the current league top scorer with 14 goals failed to extend his lead despite having a gallant performance and here were few moments to suggest he would score the goal that would satisfy the storyline.

Gaba is two goals above his closest chasers—Bradley Grobler (SuperSport United), Peter Shalulile (Highlands Park) and Bongi Ntuli (AmaZulu FC).

The former Nyasa Big Bullets star proved his worth by maintaining his tempo which did not appear affected by  a five-month break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

As expected, the players were not as sharp as they should be and the match did not flow.

With the point, Pirates only managed to secure third-place after dislodging Supersport United.

Before the match, Pirates and Supersport were equal on 40 points.

Sundowns missed the opportunity to close the gap with leaders Kaizer Chiefs to one point.

With 45 points, Downs are now three points behind Chiefs who have 48.

The two teams will meet in a top of the table clash on August 27 at the Orlando Stadium, in what will most likely be a title decider.

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