Malawi's Mhango eyeing Cosafa Cup top scorer award

Malawi's Mhango eyeing Cosafa Cup top scorer award
Gabadinho Mhango of Malawi (11) celebrates goal with teammates

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Jun 15, 2016. 09:55

Bidvest Wits-bound and Malawi striker Gabadinho Mhango has set his sights on the 2016 Cosafa Castle Cup Top Scorer Award.

The former Bloemfontein Celtic hitman, who spent the second part of the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season with Golden Arrows, has already netted three goals at the regional showpiece in Namibia.

Speaking to the Nyasa Times, Mhango says he is happy in the team and will work hard to bag the golden boot accolade.

Mhango scored a hat-trick in the Flames demolition of Angola who have been eliminated from the tournament after losing their opening two matches.

“I feel very happy because it is my first time to be voted man of the match while playing for Flames as well as to score a hat trick while in national colours,” said Mhango following his performance against Angola.


“I will work hard to score in every game to become the top goal scorer. With the help of my teammates, I am confident that we can achieve more here at Cosafa.".

Ernest Mtawali's men are now one step closer to reaching the quarterfinals after they beat Mauritius on Tuesday night.

They will now compete against Lesotho (on Thursday) for the Group B winner's spot which enables them book a place in the quarterfinals against South Africa on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Mhango is in second place on the top scorer list at the tournament with three goals, one behind Swaziland's Felix Badenhorst of Swaziland who has four next to his name.

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