Ex-Pirates star Gabadinho Mhango gets his first goal at new club


It didn’t take long for former Pirates star Gabadinho Mhango to open his goal-scoring account for his new club.

Mhango was on target for AmaZulu as Usuthu completed a memorable comeback to defeat Supersport United last night.

After Thapelo Maseko opened the scoring for Supersport United, substitute Mhango and Co had a mountain to climb. But within just ten minutes, Mhango tapped in an equalizer before Bongi Ntuli put Matsatsantsa to the sword with a second for Usuthu.

Mhango left Orlando Pirates at his own request after a frustrating season that saw him make just 10 appearances for the Buccaneers, and only two of those were in the starting eleven. 

The striker had spent three years at Mayfair and his fading into the background was all the more surprising considering he had grown to become one the best strikers in the league. He shared the Golden Boot award with then Highlands Park striker Peter Shalulile in the 2019/20 season and won the Orlando Pirates Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot award.

The Malawian international was never going to be a free agent for long and was swiftly scooped up by AmaZulu. Following the victory over Supersport United, AmaZulu will hope to have Mhango firing once again when they welcome Cape Town City on Saturday.

This was Mhango’s first goal of the season and for Orlando Pirates legend, Shakes Gwabeni, it's only the beginning for the striker.

Meanwhile, Mhango’s former side Orlando Pirates struggled to a 1-1 draw away at Stellenbosch United and will now turn their attention to Sunday’s clash against Chippa United.