The youngster wearing a T-shirt with the name and number of Gabadinho Mhango is now the proud owner of a real Mhango T-shirt, thanks to the football superstar who traveled all the way from South Africa to the shirt to hand over.
The Bidvest Wits and Flames Forward saw a picture of the young man sitting in Ntcheu wearing a T-shirt bearing Gaba's name and asking people to locate the boy.
"A few weeks ago I saw a picture of a young Malawian with a T-shirt written on his back with a black marker. Everyone in his village in Ntcheu calls him Gabadinho. So I wanted to meet this young hero, whom I asked about the whereabouts of this young Gabadinho. "
"People helped me get to him, and last week we found our young Gaba. Got free slot machines this weekend and I said that's me! Came to Malawi as fast 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 will make him proud so that he is proud of his family and his country, "says part of the statement on Mhango's official Facebook page.
The former Big Bullets striker burns in South Africa, scoring goals for his club and being voted man of the match more than four times this season.
Last week, his only goal inspired Wits to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Chippa United to reach the top of the Absa Premiership before scoring the winner against former club Bloemfontein Celtic.