'Mhango reminds me of Jerry Sikhosana'


Ex-Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates midfielder Ernest 'Wire' Mtawali is raving about Bucs star Gabadinho Mhango.

Mhango has been in top form for Pirates in the last two Soweto Derbies where he scored two goals against Kaizer Chiefs.

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The former Bidvest Wits attacker was unlucky not to walk away with the man of the match after pulling out one of his best performances in the black and white jersey this season.

The 27-year-old has scored three goals for the Mighty Buccaneers so far this season.

Mtawali, who watched Mhango turn into a professional player with Nyasa Big Bullets in Blantyre, believes there is still more to come from the Malawi international.

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"That's the typical Gabadihno," Mtawala tells KickOff.com in reference to Mhango's goal against Chiefs at FNB Stadium on Saturday.

"He has so much talent. At his age, I think he is now at his peak. He is at the right club and this is a big break for him.

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"He reminds me of Jerry Sikhosana. He harasses the defence, he fights, he gives his all on the field.

"I am not surprised. He's a natural-born goalscorer. He showed his potential at a very young age. To come and play for Bullets at his age is not child's play. Bullets are a big team in Malawi just like Pirates and Chiefs.

"I believe there is still more to come and he's definitely a player to watch this season."

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Mhango is currently away on international duty but is expected to return to the country in time for Pirates' league game against Polokwane City on November 26.