South Africa-based Malawian prolific forward Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango is hoping that the 2019/20 football season will be completed in the Rainbow Nation.
According to supersport.com, a National Soccer League (NSL) board of governors meets today to decide the fate of the 2019-20.
Initially, the meeting was scheduled for last Friday, but was postponed to Monday following the passing of the board’s chairperson Irvin Khoza’s wife, Matina, on Thursday.
Mhango, who is leading the chase for the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot Award, said yesterday: “The situation is tricky because of rising cases of Covid-19 here, it is beyond our control. But personally, I am hoping that we can complete the season.
“However, it is all in the hands of the authorities depending on the way they assess the situation.”
Besides Mhango who plays for Orlando Pirates, the PSL has six other Malawian players, namely Limbikani Mzava (Highlands Park), Gerald Phiri Jnr and Richard Mbulu (Baroka FC), Robert Ng’ambi (Black Leopards), Dennis Chembezi and Khuda Muyaba (Polokwane City) while Chawanangwa Kawonga (TS Sporting) plays in the second-tier GladAfrica Championship.
On his part, Mzava said: “I will accept whatever decision will be made because we have been in suspense for a long time.”
Phiri said: “Honestly, I am hoping that we can resume playing. It has been a while.”
Clubs in the Absa Premiership and GladAfrica Championship will decide whether to keep on playing in 2019-20 or call the season to a halt, in which case they must plot a way forward in terms of promotion and relegation.
There is also the Nedbank Cup to be completed, with the knockout competition at the semi-final stage.