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PSL GOLDEN BOOT RACE: NO CHANGE AT THE TOP

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Gabadinho Mhango and Peter Shalulile continue to lead the scoring charts as the PSL season roars to a close.

We rank the leading contenders according to their form and remaining fixtures.

7. Kermit Erasmus – 12 goals

A blank this weekend leaves the in-form Cape Town City forward two goals off the pace. His side continue to create chances but have two very tricky fixtures remaining and getting a goal in both now seems unlikely.

Cape Town City still play: Highlands Park, SuperSport United

6. Bongi Ntuli – 13 goals

One of the two players to increase his tally, Ntuli has now helped Usuthu out of the relegation zone. In the process, he is now very much in the frame for sneaking the Golden Boot award which would complicate matters when it comes to determining the best player of the season. His goals have aided his team and he is clearly one of the best performers this campaign.

AmaZulu still play: Stellenbosch and Highlands Park

5. Knox Mutizwa – 13 goals

Like Ntutli, Mutizwa put himself in the frame with his consolation goal against Cape Town City. Again, like Ntuli, his side have two winnable matches which could see him net in both. The race is officially on …

Golden Arrows still play: Bloem Celtic and Chippa United

4. Bradley Grobler – 13 goals

In our previous Golden Boot race update, we said that much of his personal ambition will rest in his side’s capability to deal with a difficult fixture list. Baroka are clearly no pushovers – sorry Sundowns fans – and Cape Town City are the most in-form outfit at present. Grobler could very well end up stuck on unlucky 13 goals this campaign.

SuperSport United still play: Baroka, Cape Town City

3. Samir Nurkovic – 13 goals

Restored the lineup against Wits, Nurkovic missed his chance to go level with the leaders. His personal “suffering” was mirrored by his side as the Clever Boys snatch victory late on. On paper, Nurkovic has two games that offer plenty of scoring opportunities but his side’s form has been so poor since the restart that you wouldn’t guarantee that. Can he help Chiefs to the title? If he does, much personal reward awaits.

Kaizer Chiefs still play: Chippa United, Baroka

2. Gabadinho Mhango – 14 goals

There’s not much to say about Mhango as his goal drought continues … He could very well end up on 15 goals with two games that present him a grand chance to rewrite his season’s current “hero to zero” theme.

Orlando Pirates still play: Maritzburg United, Stellenbosch

1. Peter Shalulile – 14 goals

The Lions of the North ace is still very much in the frame for the Golden Boot and his side will be hoping he can fire at least one more goal this term. It could be the difference between Highlands Park featuring in the MTN8 next season or not …

Highlands Park still play: Cape Town City, AmaZulu

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