Pirates’ Mhango happy to have proven critics wrong
The Malawian said it was not possible to ignore the negativity he received from social media, but held his head high and chose to focus on his game
Gabadinho Mhango, Orlando Pirates said he refused to let the negative comments affect his focus when he joined Pirates at the beginning of last season, with some folks on social media wondering why he was signed by the club.
The Malawian said it was not possible to ignore the negativity he received from social media, but held his head high and chose to focus on his game.
“When I joined the club, I read some comments on social media about me. Some people were saying, why sign Mhango, we need a goal scorer not Mhango, and stuff like that. Obviously as players we try as much as possible to avoid reading negative comments but sometimes it’s impossible to ignore them,” Mhango was quoted as saying by the club’s website.
“But I believe in myself and that is why I never allowed the negative voices to get into my head.”
The striker revealed that he developed a target of 15 goals for himself before the onset of the 2019/20 campaign, but he finished the campaign with 16 goals in his pocket, which led to his tally as the league’s joint top scorer alongside Peter Shalulile of Highlands Park.
“Before the season started my target was to score 15 goals. I always believed that I have the ability to score goals and I did just that, but credit must also go to my teammates. I am not alone out there on the field; I have quality players around me who made this all possible.”
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