Malawian forward Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango said his South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) club lost to rivals Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday because they did not have an ounce of luck.
Amakhosi completed a double over the Buccaneers with a 1-0 win in the latest episode of the Soweto derby at FNB Stadium in Johannesbrg in which Mhango had a few chances, but failed to make them count.
“I think it was 50-50 and it could have gone either way. We had quite a couple of chances, but we couldn’t score.
“I suppose it was just one of those days… We didn’t have luck,” Mhango said in an interview from his Johannesburg base yesterday.
He also said he is not worried that he has not scored in the past two games
“It happens. It’s part of the game. I just have to remain focused and keep pushing,” said Mhango, Mhango, who leads the PSL scorers chart with 14 goals.
In a match monitored on Digital Satellite Television’s (DStv) SuperSport channel, Mhango’s closest chance came 15 minutes into the contest when Chiefs’ goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi was called to duty to thwart his close-range attempt.
Lebogang Manyama scored the lone goal on the half-hour mark after making space in the centre of the area to find the bottom corner.
Prior to this match, Mhango had scored in the two previous Soweto derbies.
Following the win, leaders Chiefs have 48 points from 21 matches, nine points above third-placed Pirates who have played a game more.
Elsewhere, Limbikani ‘Pupa’ Mzava’s Highlands Park held Lamontville Golden Arrows to a 1-1 draw. Highlands Park are seventh in the 16-team league with 31 points from 23 matches.