The future of one of the Orlando Pirates’ players is uncertain
Mhango had a terrible 2021/22 season, plagued by off-field difficulties that limited him to only four appearances and cast doubt on his future with the Soweto giants.
However, Mhango’s representative, Mike Makaab, stated that the Pirates have exercised the two-year option on his contract, allowing him to stay with the club until at least 2024 unless the club decides otherwise.
Mhango, who will be looking to impress Buccaneers co-coaches Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids in order to force his way into the starting lineup when the season resumes in February, has been given the chance to gain some playing time and improve his form with the Malawian national side.
Malawi’s final roster for the Africa Cup of Nations, which will be held in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6, 2022, has been chosen.
“When Mhango signed for Pirates, I regarded him as someone who would help the team move forward, but the only issue I had about the child, which was not necessarily a fault, was his attitude toward the game.” I’m not referring about his attitude toward coaches or the squad, but rather toward himself, his family, and the football community.
There is a positive attitude and a bad attitude, but I believe the management must have called him to warn him that he is not greater than the club.
Former Pirates striker James Mothibi added, “I still see Mhango as a good player and I loved him from the first day he arrived at Orlando Pirates because of the work-rate I saw from him at Bidvest Wits and with his national team.”
“Getting the national team call up for Mhango to go and receive playing time was a wise call because it would allow the Orlando Pirates to take a second look at him.” If they were considering releasing him, I believe they should reconsider and show patience with him.
These young guys do occasionally stray from the route, and it is our responsibility as former players and managers to motivate them back on track. Pirates is a huge club, and the youngster should accept that he has made mistakes and be grateful that there are people willing to give him another chance,” he continued.