Absa Premiership

Mhango ready to shift Wits into top gear

2018-12-10 11:16
Hellings Mhango and Gabadinho Mhango (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits remain the team to beat in the Absa Premiership this season, despite being one point behind league leaders Orlando Pirates.

What will encourage Wits coach Gavin Hunt is that he has two games in hand and that the Students' next fixture will be at the Bidvest Stadium against a Golden Arrows team struggling for consistency.

In addition, there is the small matter of a Pirates team still licking its wounds after a heartbreaking defeat in the Telkom Knockout final at the weekend.

The opportunity is clearly there, to seize the initiative in the Absa Premiership and Wits striker Gabadinho Mhango is well aware of it.

Mhango has not featured prominently for Wits during this year's campaign. But as the season does wears on, he will be called on to make a more meaningful contribution.

The Malawian is ready to grab the bull by the horns. As it so happens, Mhango scored the only goal during his team's last fixture against Black Leopards away from home.

"I thank God because it's been long since I've been on the pitch. I just thank God man. Yeah, for me as a player it's important for me to be playing games, so I just hope to be part of the team again and start playing games," Mhango told KickOff on Sunday.

Footballers are known to have egos. However, the fact it is a team sport is not lost on Mhango.

"As a player I just wish that the team does well, does good, that's what I want," added Mhango.

"I can't talk about individuals because in football you don't play alone, we play as a team. For me it's good that I scored last week because I have been out for so long. So for me to score sometimes it gives me motivation. And the welcoming of me back, it was good I think. I can't talk about the next game for the team. I think we just need to start winning again. We want to take each and every game ... ja, we'll see from there," he said.

 

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