Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango, who rebounded onto South Africa Premiership centre stage with a double on Wednesday night, insists his recent scoring-drought was normal in football.
“You cannot score all the time. That is a hard fact of football one must always accept. I knew I would score and when you do, the confidence follows,” Mhango told The Nation yesterday after steering Bloemfontein Celtic to a 5-0 crushing of Mamelodi Sundowns.
During the pre-season, the dropped Flames striker had promised to better his last season’s tally of eight league goals. But yesterday, Mhango insisted that “a soldier does not go to war thinking of a loss.”
Celtic’s cause during the game was helped by the dismissal performance of Sundowns goalkeeper Dennis Onyango in the 24th minute for fouling Lamola, who had earlier scored alongside Mhango.
Morena added the third towards the end of the first-half before Nyatama made it 4-0 for the Clint Larsen side after the break, reports SuperSport website
The fifth-positioned Celtic went completely out of Sundowns’ sight when Mhango completed his double. Sundowns remain second, 13 points behind leaders Kaizer Chiefs.
The two goals might not be a mere flash in the pan for Mhango, Malawi National Coaches Committee (MNCC) acting general secretary Benjamin Kumwenda observed yesterday.
“It takes skill and hard work to score; even more when it is two goals,” said Kumwenda.
In other games, Esau Kanyenda led Polokwane City’s front-line, but was unable to score while losing 2-0 to Amazulu.
Elsewhere, 12th placed Platinum Stars—featuring Robert Ng’ambi—played out a goalless draw with sixth-positioned SuperSport United at Royal Bafokeng Stadium.