Malawi professional footballer, Bidvest Wits striker Gabadinho Mhango, has been giving a tell all story about how he used to barely survive and resolved to stealing sugarcane back in 2008-2009.
In a series of tweets on Twitter, Gabadinho told his followers he was taunted and met the owner of the plantation (name withheld) he used to steal from while playing for Bidvest in Durban, South Africa.
Gabadinho: “Around 2008-2009 when I was still in Mlowe, Rumphi I was selling chiwaya Cha Nkhumba/Mbuzi you name it” started off the shockingly revealing tweets.
Describing the exchange, Gabadinho says the owner, taunted him from the football stands for stealing his sugarcane back in Malawi.
The two talked briefly and Gabadinho gave him his jersey per their arrangement that he would beat him up every time they met.
Before the sugarcane farm owner left for South Africa, Gabadinho used to give the man anything he asked for, fearing he would tell his father of his misdeeds.
Interestingly the two have become friends and according to Gabadinho they check up on each other.
As a seller, he and his friends could not eat what they used to sell and had to steal sugarcane to survive.
The football star recounts that the owner came to his place to buy chiwaya for Mk150, later he would catch him (Gabadinho) and his fellow friends stealing from his sugarcane field.
Gabadinho: “I was always on the group to get in the plantations because I was good at running”.
Gabadinho rose to fame at Malawi’s giant club, Nyasa Big Bullets before making the move to South Africa.
He is a prolific striker with medals under his belt from the professional career.