Flames captain Limbikani Mzava continues to enjoy a rich vein of form in the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL).
On Friday, he helped his club Mpumalanga Black Aces to go joint top in the PSL when he created the winning goal in their 2-1 win over Bidvest Wits in a match that was watched by Flames coach Ernest Mtawali.
According to kickoff.com, against the run of play, Mzava played a wonderful long ball, that caught the Wits defence napping, to pick out Collins Mbesuma, who fired home the winner.
Aces, whose assistant coach Patrick Mabedi is a former Flames captain, are tied on 30 points at the top with Mamelodi Sundowns, but are separated by goal difference.
Elsewhere, striker Atusaye Nyondo on Saturday failed to open his goal account for this season when his club University of Pretoria lost to Sundowns 2-1 in a PSL encounter.
The former Silver Strikers forward played for 80 minutes at the Lucas Moripe stadium before he was replaced by Thabo Mosadi
Meanwhile, Nyondo said he is not losing sleep over the lack of goals in a season in which an injury sidelined him from four matches in early stages.
“The most important thing is that I am playing. I believe that the goals will start coming,” he said.
So far, Nyondo has contributed five goal assists in a team that is rooted in relegation zone.
Meanwhile, Nyondo has said he is ready to return to the Flames set-up after being ignored in recent call-ups.
“I am ready every time to play for my country if the coach finds me valuable for a call-up,” he said.
Another Malawian, striker Esau Kanyenda, started as Polokwane City beat Supersport 4-1. However, the veteran forward was not on target and was substituted in the 60th minute.