ABSA Super League roars back into action this weekend

By Duncan Kaonga

“Ke Yonaa” the time has come as they say in the rainbow nation down south, the football is back after a 5 months absence due to the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.

The league which is home to 7 Malawian players is set to resume this weekend starting with the Nedbank cup semifinals where two flames players Gerald Phiri Junior and Richard Mbulu of Baroka football club will be in action against John Maduka led Bloemfontein Celtic in a match which the former flames midfielder for the first time be in charge of the team after taking up the job in the dugout.

Flames sensational forward, Frank Gabadinho Mhango leads the scorer’s chart with 14 goals 2 better than his three contenders in the golden boot race.

Gabadinho in action

The forward who is also the top goal scorer for his side, Orlando Pirates says he is aiming at helping the white and black outfit to finish on a better position.

“I want to work on helping my team to perform well during this period ahead of the resumption of the games and I want to make sure that my team win more games during this final round of the season,” said Mhango

The league which will resume on 11 August will see Flames captain Limbikani Mzava of Highlands Park, Dennis Chembezi and Khuda Muyaba of Polokwane City who are battling against the drop to the second tier and Robert Ng’ambi of Black Leopards return to the field of play.

The PSL has adopted the 5 substitution rule which will be used for the remainder of the season.

In the second tier division which is known as Glad African championship, on and off Flames forward Chawanangwa Kaonga will get down to business on Sunday as his side TS Sporting will battle it against Richards Bay as they eye to finish in the top 10 of the 16 member league.

Kaonga has caught the attention of giants like Kaizer Chiefs who are chasing his signature just after four appearances for TS Sporting.


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