Premier Soccer League (PSL) side BidVest Wits coach Gavin Hunt says losing striker Gabadinho Mhango will mean the death of him.
Hunt waxed lyrical about his talisman in an interview with one of South Africa’s leading dailies, the Sowetan.
Gabadinho has brought a notable spark to Wits’ frontline in the absence of the injured Phakamani Mahlambi and James Keene.
“He’ll drive me crazy that lad‚” Hunt said.
The former Bloemfontein Celtic forward has scored three goals in all competitions‚ though his pace and bustling skill have set up plenty more.
Mhango has also missed chances‚ though‚ and Hunt admitted the still-raw 23-year-old needs some polishing.
“We need to improve his play without the ball. And I’m trying to do that in various positions. He needs a lot of work. Training ground work.”
Gabadinho said in an interview through Whats-App yesterday that he felt humbled by his coach’s praises.
“He is always encouraging me. He wants me to get better and better and I will see to it that I repay him for his faith,” said the 23-year-old striker who has won a number of man-of-the-match awards this season.
“I want to help my team win more silverware and Hunt is always an inspiration.” n