Former South African football top outfit Kaizer Chiefs’ captain Patrick ‘General’ Mabedi has urged his compatriot Orlando Pirates forward Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango to leave the Soweto giants for Europe.
The Malawi international has been one of the most outstanding players in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) this season.
Mhango is sitting at the top of the league’s goal-scoring chart, having netted 14 goals before the current campaign was suspended indefinitely in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mabedi, who spent eight years with Pirates’ arch-rivals Chiefs, said he is hoping that Mhango will secure a move to a European club soon.
“I am proud of Mhango. He is making our country proud as well,” Mabedi was quoted as having said by the Daily Sun.
“I am not surprised by his form this season as I know what he is capable of doing. He is on top of his game and he is enjoying his football career.
“I wish he can get an offer from Europe. I am praying that this [Covid 19] pandemic break won’t affect his sharpness,” said the former Flames and Nyasa Big bullets captain
In an interview from his base in Johannesburg yesterday, Mhango said he felt humbled by Mabedi’s comments.
He said: “It is very encouraging to hear such football legends wishing me to scale greater heights in my career.
“But as I said, my focus is to do well for my club [Pirates] as that would boost my chances of clinching a deal overseas.”
Mhango’s agent Mike Makaab of Prosport International recently confirmed that the speedy player has attracted interest from overseas clubs.
However, he did not reveal the names of the clubs which are interested in Mhango’s services.