Bafana Bafana legend Mark Williams says Malawi forward Frank Gabadinho Mhango is capable of winning the Premier Soccer League (PSL) Golden Boot Award, but not good enough for the Footballer of the Season accolade.
The former Kaizer Chiefs striker said Mhango, 27, who currently leads the top-scorers with 14 goals, lacks consistency for him to deserve the Player of the Season Award.
“Gabadinho Mhango has got the players around him. They got a good squad and when you have a good squad and they put in the effort, you will have success.
“For me, Mhango will win the Golden Boot, but not the Footballer of the Season [Award] because he came late at Pirates, you have to judge him on consistency and also players have found his weakness, he also could have gotten a few red cards because sometimes the defenders can see the weaknesses and they play with that,” Willams was quoted by Soccerladuma as having said.
But Mhango’s compatriot and Black Leopards veteran midfielder Robert Ng’ambi backed Mhango to become the first Malawian in the PSL era to win Footballer of the Season Award.
“Gaba has really done well for himself and was having an unbelievable season. I think he is having his best season and there is still more we can expect to see from him,” Ng’ambi told Sowetan.
“I think it will be good for Malawi if he won the award for best player. It will also motivate the up-and-coming players back home to work hard if they see one of their own achieving good things.
“It’s not easy to win the player of the year but he deserves it. He has been in good form.”
PSL action is currently suspended after South Africa Football Association (Safa) suspended all football matches on March 19 due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19).