Malawi national team players Gabadinho Mhango and Limbikani Mzava inspired South Africa’s top league side Bloemfontein Celtic to an inaugural Charity Showdown victory on Saturday after beating AmaZulu 2-0.
Flames defender Mzava set Celtic on course to victory after his long throw was converted by Vuyani Ntanga in the 74th minute an opening goal.
Gabadinho proved that his pedigree in debut season as a professional player was no fluke after ensuring Celtic of the victory with a late goal.
Both Flames players were not released by Celtic for the national duty in Benin in the third round of Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
The four-team competition saw Celtic beating former Robin Ngalande’s team Bidvest Wits 1-0 earlier while AmaZulu booted out Mpumalanga Black Aces
Wits finished third in the Charity Showdown after beating Aces 4-2 on penalties following an incredible 4-4 draw in regular time.
AmaZulu XI: Mathibe, Dlamini, Madondo, Mthiyane, Mwedihanga, Bale, Gamildien, Were, Cele, Hlanti, Bester
Celtic XI: Mpandle, Fransman, Zuma, Isaacs, Letlabika, Ritchie, Phungulwa, Jooste, Mogapi, Bilankulu, Mhango