The youngster pictured wearing a t-shirt with Gabadinho Mhango’s name and number on it is now proud owner of a real Mhango shirt thanks to the soccer superstar who travelled all the way from South Africa to hand over the shirt.
The Bidvest Wits and Flames forward saw a picture of the youngster who is based in Ntcheu wearing a t-shirt with Gaba’s name written on it and had to ask people to trace the whereabouts of the boy.
“A few weeks ago I saw a picture of a young Malawian kid with a t-shirt written my name on the back with black marker and everyone in his village in Ntcheu calls him Gabadinho. So I wanted to meet this young hero of mine that I asked for the whereabouts of this young Gabadinho.”
“People helped me get to him and by last week, we had found our young Gaba. Had free slots this weekend and I said this is i! Came to Malawi as soon as possible and made arrangements to meet Young Gabadinho .”
“I am inspired by his gesture; I play football for people like him. I hope I live to make him proud so he makes his family and country proud,” reads part of the statement posted on Mhango’s official facebook page.
The former Big Bullets forward is on fire in South Africa where he is scoring goals for his club and has been voted man of the match for more than four time this season.
Last week, his lone goal inspired Wits to a hard fought 1-nil victory over Chippa United to move top of the Absa Premiership before scoring the winner against his former club Bloemfontein Celtic.