Malawi National Football Team coach Meck Mwase on Thursday described South Africa-based Khuda Muyaba’s first hat-trick at Polokwane as a reward for his hardwork and determination.
The Flames forward on Wednesday became the first player this season to score a hat-trick in South Africa’s second-tier league after helping Polokwane City thrash Richard Bay 4-0.
Said Mwase: “It is not surprising that he scored the hat-trick and I told him this as I congratulated him. Khuda is a fighter who has courage and confidence that anything is possible to achieve success.
“I wish other players could emulate his fighting spirit and I urge Khuda to transfer his form to the national team as we prepare for our World Cup qualifiers.”
In a WhatsApp interview on Thursday, Muyaba was excited, but could not comment much, saying he was busy training.
His goals in the 23rd, 51st and 89th minutes took his tally to four goals in five league games this season.
The former TNM Super League Golden Boot Award winner’s goals helped Polokwane to move six places up to fifth place on the 16-team Glad Africa Championship table, with eight points from five games.
Platinum City lead the pack with 13 points while Pretoria Callies anchor the table with a single point.
Polokwane are fighting for a return to top-flight football after being relegated from the South Africa Premier Soccer League (PSL) last season.
Prior to joining the South African outfit, Muyaba won the TNM Super League Golden Boot Award as a Silver Strikers forward.