Flames right-back Limbikani ‘Pupa’ Mzava’s impressive run of form at South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Bloemfontein Celtic has continued.
On Wednesday, he inspired his team to an important one-one draw against giants Orlando Pirates.
His cross, in added time, was headed home by Vuyani Ntanga to cancel Pirates’ lead.
The game was Mzava’s sixth consecutive since PSL action resumed in the New Year following a two-month break when South Africa hosted the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
In total, it was Mzava’s 14th PSL appearance for Celtic. Overall, he has made 18 appearances this season, including four in the Telkom Knockout which Celtic eventually won.
In fact, it was his second crucial assist as he also set up the controversial lone goal when Celtic beat Sundowns 1-0 in the finals of the 2012 Telkom Knockout.
“It is always a blessing to be playing full matches week in week out when you are a foreigner in the PSL.
“I just thank God for the wonders and will continue working hard to ensure I cement my place in the team,” he said.
While Mzava was on song, the other four Malawian players in the PSL were all out of action for their respective teams.
Robin Ngalande is still struggling to add more game time to his three substitute appearances lasting 54 minutes since he joined Bidvest in July.
Robert Ng’ambi, who has scored three goals in four matches in 2013, was also out of Platinum Stars squad when they lost 1-0 to Amazulu just like defender Harry Nyirenda who was on the bench when his Black Leopards beat Golden Arrows 2-1.
Striker Atusaye Nyondo was also out of action on Wednesday when SuperSport United drew one all with Free State Stars.