Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns striker Cuthbert Malajila admits that PSL glory is much more important than individual recognition.
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As the 2014/15 Absa Premiership season nears its conclusion, and with Malajila being so very close to the golden boot award, many would expect the Zimbabwean hitman to be rubbing his hands at the prospect.
The 29-year-old has 10 goals so far but says he is more eager for team success than individual glory.
“Last season I was very close to winning the top goal-scorer award but I was very unfortunate to be sidelined by injury,” Malajila told the club's official website.
“But the best part is that the team went on to win the league
“This season once again I’m very close and still have the opportunity to go all the way, but I would much rather win with the team than achieve individual glory.”
The 'Downs striker has been in fine form in front of goal but has also had a huge impact in creating goals for his team-mates.
“The remaining matches for us are like cup finals and I can’t afford to be sidetracked by the carrot of winning an individual award.
“There’s still a lot to play for.
“I always put the team first and always do because I want to see the team win silverware.
“I know that my team-mates share the same sentiment because we win and lose as a team.”