Absa Premiership

Malajila focusing on team

2015-03-11 14:19
Cuthbert Malajila (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns striker Cuthbert Malajila says he is not concerned about being the league's top scorer, saying he is fully focused on helping the team defend its title.

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Downs are currently third in the Premiership standings, level on points and goal difference with second-placed Orlando Pirates, but are behind by virtue of scoring fewer goals than the Bucs.

The club is a full 11 points behind leaders Kaizer Chiefs with only nine games of the season to go, but do have a game in hand on Amakhosi.

Malajila is currently the leading goal-scorer in the league with nine strikes, along with Lerato Lamola of Bloemfontein Celtic and Free State Stars striker Moeketsi Sekola.

"I have actually stopped keeping tabs on the top scorers in the League as I'm more interested in our title defence and keeping our hopes alive," Malajila told his club's official website.

The Brazilians welcome high-flying Polokwane City to Loftus Stadium this evening and Malajila is wary of their opponent's ability to cause an upset.

"Polokwane City have proven to be one of the toughest sides in the League and have not only caused major upsets but have also scored more goals than any other team so far," he said.

"Now that's very impressive reading for a side who were fighting for their survival in the topflight a season ago.

"But as much as they have scored more goals, they have also let in as much, which means they have weaknesses we can possibly exploit.

"When coming up against a side of this nature you have to bury your chances early in the match because if they get the opportunity they will unsettle you."

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