Absa Premiership

Rama-G backs Musonda to take PSL's Golden Boot

2019-04-29 08:55
Mwape Musonda
Mwape Musonda (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Highlands Park striker Rodney Ramagalela believes Black Leopards striker Mwape Musonda will claim the Premiership's Golden Boot as no one will beat his current mark of 15 strikes.

Musonda currently leads the charts with 15 goals followed by Bloemfontein Celtic's Tshegofatso Mabaso as well as Bidvest Wits' Gift Motupa, who are both on nine.

Ramagalela, whose season is over as he is currently training with Highlands Park after he was frozen out at Polokwane City, was the leading scorer in 2017/18 alongside Percy Tau on 11 goals.

The powerful forward told KickOff website: "At this stage I don't think they will catch him, if you can check I think he's got 14 goals now, and the ones who are coming behind I think they have eight and nine, and Musonda still has, I think it's four games if I'm not mistaken. The rest they have two games. I think Musonda he will take it.

"I think it's not that the defenders are strong or weak, it's about our strikers when they get into a scoring position, are we really doing enough to make sure we put the ball inside the net? At times we tend to rush, at times we score before we even kick the ball. Those are the things we have to look at as strikers.

"In front of goal we must make sure we use the correct technique to kick the ball. It's up to us strikers. If you can check strikers, myself included, we are getting more chances in front of the goals but to bury the chances we get it's a bit difficult.

"Musonda I think he is lethal in front of the box. Whenever he gets a chance, he makes sure he puts the ball in the net, and I'm happy to see that from my former teammate. I played with him at Golden Arrows, but things didn't work out for him. Now I'm happy because he is putting the ball inside the net.

"I think we need to make sure the more chances we get, we convert them. It's going to be much easier. In those days if you can check the likes of Jerry Sikhosana, the late Lesley Manyathela... one chance, one goal. So, I think we need to go back to that and make sure... I think it goes with the decision-making in front of the goals."

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