Malawian star striker Gabadinho Mhango inches closer to the Golden Boot Award after scoring on Tuesday in South Africa’s Absa Premiership as Bidvest Wits beat Golden Arrows 3-0.
Gabadinho scored from the penalty spot to help Bidvest back on the driving seat of the 16 displacing Eric Tinkler’s charges Cape Town City.
The Malawian star has taken his tally to nine goals perching on third, three behind leading scorer Tendai Ndoro of Orlando Pirates and two short of second placed Lebogang Manyama’s of Cape Town City.
Bidvest have now accumulated 44 points just two better than their hot title contenders, Cape Town City who have a chance to outrun the students should they win over Gerald Phiri Jr and Robert Ng’ambi’s Platinum Stars. T
he pacy forward downplayed his goal scoring prowess saying his focus is assist the team win the title.
“I am trying my best to win the Golden Boot Award. However what is more important is for me to help my team win the title,” he said.
This is the former Nyasa Big Bullets second shot at the Golden Boot Award bid after missing it by a goal less in 2014 won by Kaizer Chiefs’ Bernald Parker with 10 goals.
It was the lowest number of goals in the history of PSL for the Golden Boot Award winner.
Among Malawian legion in South Africa, midfielder Robert Ng’ambi of Platinum Stars is second, followed by his teammate Gerald Phiri Jr with two goals while Atusaye Nyondo of Bloemfontein Celtic.
Golden Arrows striker Chiukepo Msowoya is yet to score after making his move from move Bullets as a free agent during the January transfer window.