Malawi national football team forward Gabadinho Mhango came off the bench to score four goals and help his club Golden Arrows come from two goals down to beat Mpumalanga Black Aces 4-2 at Mbombela Stadium.
Aces had led 2-0 through Collins Mbesuma and Judas Moseamedi, but the Malawian star netted four goals in less than 40 minutes to secure a famous victory for Golden Arrows.
Arrows had an early penalty by Nkanyiso Cele saved by Shu –Aib Walter, before Mbesuma netted for Aces from the spot after seven minutes following Musa Bilankulu’s foul on Lehlohonolo Nonyane.
Muhsin Ertugral ‘s men continued to enjoy possession and controlled the proceedings as they probed for their second goal.
It came on 31 minutes when Moseamedi netted from Mbesuma’s pass. However, the moment of the match came on 36 minutes, when Arrows coach Clinton Larsen brought on Mhango for Nduduzo Sibaya.
It paid almost immediately, with the Malawian halving the deficit when he netted from the spot in the 45th minute – this after Walters had fouled Kuda Mahachi.
Three minutes later and Mhango had a second when he headed home, leaving the scores level at 2- 2 at the break.
Aces were stunned, but their misery was not over as Bidvest Wits-bound Mhango added a third on 65 minutes before getting his fourth with 10 minutes remaining – both goals coming from Mahachi assists.
The result sees Arrows move up to 10th, while Aces slip to fifth place.