'Khoza can't stop Mhango from leaving'


Orlando Pirates must be ready to lose Gabadinho Mhango if he maintains his Golden Boot-winning form this season, says his agent Mike Makaab.

The Malawi international has raised his game this season and surged to the top of the Absa Premiership scoring charts with 14 goals.

Makaab has commented on the possibility of attracting offers from Europe as a result of the striker's red-hot form, as is usually the case whenever there is a star player in the PSL.

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"I think Pirates need to be ready, not me. We must be grateful to Orlando Pirates for giving him the opportunity," says Makaab.

If good offers were to come in for his client, Makaab says Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza would not stand in the player's way, something that has been proven to be the case for several former Bucs players who have left the club to play in Europe.

"I've got a great relationship with the chairman and he's never stood in the way of any players who want to play in Europe," Makaab reminds.

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"We've seen what has happened with [Marshall] Munetsi, who went to France. In the earlier days [Benedict] Vilakazi, [Mbulelo] Mabizela and the late [Lesley] Manyathela, who was on his way to France.

"So the chairman never stood in the way of any player who has shown they are capable to play at the highest level. I don't think they can stand in Mhango's way."

The 27-year-old has a good chance to make history by scoring 20 or more goals in the league for the first time since Siyabonga Nomvethe for Mokoka Swallows in the 2011/12 season.

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