Flames prolific forward Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango’s chase for the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) golden boot award, suffered a setback after being reduced to a side show in the past two games.
The Bidvest Wits striker is the third leading scorer in the PSL with nine goals—three short of joint leading scorers Tendai Ndoro of Orlando Pirates and Cape Town City’s Lebohang Manga.
Mhango was an unused substitute when Wits beat Highlands Park 2-0 and defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0 on Friday and Monday, respectively.
But speaking in an interview from his Johannesburg base yesterday, the gifted forward said he is still upbeat he can make it.
“Team fielding is at the discretion of the coach and I wouldn’t say why I have not featured in the past two games.
“Nevertheless, I think I still have a chance to win the award. The difference between me and the joint leading scorers is just three goals and there are five more games to play.
“I will keep on working hard and I am hopeful of being featured in our next fixture,” he said.
His team’s victory over Sundowns saw them go top of the table with 51 points from 25 matches. They are a point above Sundowns from the same number of games.
According to Kickoff.com, Ben Motshwari scored the lone goal in the 42nd minute when he headed home a cross from Sifiso Myeni at Bidvest Stadium.