In form Orlando Pirates striker Gabadinho Mhango may even have his new coach puzzled by this purple patch.
Josef Zinnbauer arrived to take over the reins at the Buccaneers early in December and has made it clear by his selection that the Malawian international is his focal point upfront, a decision the player his rewarded by scoring seven goals in the four games the German mentor has been in charge.
Mhango bagged the winning goal against Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday night in a move that had Zinnbauer gushing.
“That goal was not the first we have created (like that). But the team is improving during the training sessions and they want new input. (Luvuyo) Memela and Mhango were great. They found a solution, a great pass between the lines. That’s not so easy,” the coach said.
“I don’t know what he (Mhango) was drinking or doing the whole week, but he works hard, against the ball, with the whole team. That is why we have had this success. But it’s only four games. I have also seen bad things that don’t go with philosophy.”
Pirates will now host struggling Highlands Park tomorrow evening with Zinnbauer looking to continue his unbeaten run.
“We improve all the time as a team and we want to win more games. But it is not so easy because the opponent wants this, too. At the moment we have players that can get us goals and at the same time we have players like Ben (Motshwari) or Fortune (Makaringe) who have done a great job by running for 90 minutes and fighting. These are the thing we do at training – but we want a step more,” he told reporters.