Absa Premiership

Nomvethe confident Golden Boot winner will score more than 20 goals

Siyabonga Nomvethe (Gallo Images)
Siyabonga Nomvethe (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana legend Siyabonga Nomvethe has backed one of the current crop of Absa Premiership strikers to surpass the 20-goal mark this season.

Nomvethe is the last striker to have scored more than 20 goals in a single season during his time with Moroka Swallows in the 2011/2012 season.

In the current campaign, there are three players who have so far surpassed the ten-goal mark with just over half of the season having been completed.

Orlando Pirates' Gabadinho Mhango has netted 12 times, while Kaizer Chiefs' Samir Nurkovic and AmaZulu's Bongi Ntuli have ten apiece.

"At the moment no one can claim he will take it you see, the league still has a long way to go," Nomvethe told KickOff.

"They are all too close to each other, the top four (goal scorers). It's still tough now. The last five matches will determine who will walk away with it. The way I see it the strikers are scoring, the top four, five... they all want Lesley Manyathela (this shoe) you see.

"It's still going to be difficult because others want the league, while others want to survive, others want top eight, but at this stage, you can't tell who is your money on.

"Now it's time for those who are chasing the award to focus. Your focus should be on pushing as much as you can if you want to jump the line.

"They can score another 10 goals; it will depend on an individual because if you look at other strikers, they hit hat-tricks you see. That shows they can easily finish on 20 goals.

"It's tough, to be honest. I can't choose anyone because all these people are scoring. It's not easy to come up with only one name. We can't judge them by their teams because what's important is for their strikers to score.

"A team can stay on top of the log table but find that the goals are coming from the midfielders and defenders you see. I'm sure we will see 20 goals this season. It will definitely be over 15 this season."

- TeamTalk Media

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