Strikers finally start to strike

Strikers finally start to strike

Gabadinho Mhango of Orlando Pirates celebrate after scoring a goal during the Absa Premiership match between Polokwane City and Orlando Pirates at New Peter Mokaba Stadium . (Photo by Philip Maeta/Gallo Images)

Mwape Musonda became the first man in seven seasons to break 15 goals in the Absa Premiership when his 16 strikes earned him the Golden Boot at the end of the 2018/19 season.

The South African top flight has a pretty horrible overall record in terms of goalscoring, yet there is every sign, as we stand, of the 15-goal mark getting broken again this season, and by more than one player. With anything between 17 and 12 games left to play for sides in the Premiership, two players have already reached double figures in the league, more than managed it last season, when Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana striker Thembinkosi Lorch finished second to Zambia striker Musonda with nine goals. Malawian Gabadinho Mhango’s hat-trick on the weekend against Polokwane City moved him up...




today in print