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
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
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
"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