Golden Boot, or bronze boot?

Posted: 12 May 2014 Time: 09:27 am

Bernard Parker has won the Absa Premiership Golden Boot with 10 goals, the lowest total since the inception of the modern day PSL in 1996.

Parker fell out of form in the last few months of the season, with his last goal coming way back on February 19 against Bloemfontein Celtic.

A worrying fact is that 'Hond' was on 10 goals (including three penalties) for nearly three months yet still no other striker was able to beat him to the Lesley Manyathela award.

Last season's League top scorer Katlego Mashego looked to have his scoring boots on again this season before the Mamelodi Sundowns striker was struck down with a long-term injury, cutting short his campaign.

Interestingly, Golden Arrows captain Thanduyise Khuboni was one of the joint-second top scorers with eight goals – with all eight of them scored from the penalty spot!

Mpumalanga Black Aces' Zimbabwean striker Tendai Ndoro, with seven goals, ended three shy of the top prize but only played half of the League season after signing for Aces in January.

2013/14 League top scorers

Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs) - 10
Edward Manqele (Moroka Swallows) - 8
Hellings Mhango (Bloemfontein Celtic) - 8
Knowledge Musona (Kaizer Chiefs) - 8
Robert Ng'ambi (Platinum Stars) - 8
Sibusiso Vilakazi (Bidvest Wits) - 8
Thanduyise Khuboni (Golden Arrows) - 8
Abdul Basit Adam (Free State Stars) - 7
Atusaye Nyondo (University of Pretoria) - 7
Bongi Ntuli (Golden Arrows) - 7
Katlego Evidence Mashego (Mamelodi Sundowns) - 7
Kingston Nkhatha (Kaizer Chiefs) - 7
Richard Henyekane (Free State Stars) - 7
Sthembiso Ngcobo (Bidvest Wits) - 7
Tendai Ndoro (Mpumalanga Black Aces) - 7

PSL League top scorers since 96/97

1996/97 Wilfred Mugeyi (Bush Bucks) - 22
1997/98 Daniel Mudau (Sundowns) - 24
1998/99 Pollen Ndlanya (Pirates) - 21
1999/00 Dennis Lota (Pirates) - 18
2000/01 Gilbert Mushangazhike (M Rangers) - 19
2001/02 Ishmael Maluleke (M Rangers) - 18
2002/03 Lesley Manyathela (Pirates) - 18
2003/04 Jackie Ledwaba (Zulu Royals) - 14
2004/05 Collins Mbesuma (Chiefs) - 25
2005/06 Mame Niang (Swallows) - 14
2006/07 Chris Katongo (Cosmos) - 15
2007/08 James Chamanga (Swallows) - 14
2008/09 Richard Henyekane (Arrows) - 19
2009/10 Katlego Mphela (Sundowns) - 17
2010/11 Knowledge Musona (Chiefs) - 15
2011/12 Siyabonga Nomvete (Swallows) - 20
2012/13 Katlego Mashego (Swallows) - 13
2013/14 Bernard Parker (Chiefs) - 10

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derriqndlovu
posted: 2014-05-12 07:38:15

Its a shame.


Phenyoza
posted: 2014-05-12 07:41:24

Swallows have had the most top scorers and again they came close...


Think it is safe to assume that they have always had defensive problems

deleted_21901927_kleuleu
posted: 2014-05-12 07:42:10

Eish, Mahutaa's injury

Dooba
posted: 2014-05-12 07:42:32

who was scoring for clowns then?

Diski7
posted: 2014-05-12 07:47:44

Question: why is the award called the "Lesley Manyathela Boot" when we have so many greats from yester years that could have been used?

Phenyoza
posted: 2014-05-12 07:48:16

Diski7 google that... you like being spoon fed ai


Diski7
posted: 2014-05-12 07:48:45

Phenyoza Diski7  Please spoon feed


JoroTelli
posted: 2014-05-12 07:50:13

Diski7  you started supporting soccer when chiefs loaned out Musona to the Germans clearly..

tghis award is named after him because he died in a car accident being that season's top goal scorer...get it? got it? GOOD

African Champion Freak
posted: 2014-05-12 07:50:38

this award should be not be given if the goals are less than 15

Phenyoza
posted: 2014-05-12 07:51:15

Diski7 Phenyoza He passed on after winning it, it is a posthumous gesture

African Champion Freak
posted: 2014-05-12 07:51:26

Dooba everyone, we didn't depend on one person to score, like at chips. look at what happened now

spice
posted: 2014-05-12 07:52:21

For the record I also concur that we have a crisis in terms of reliable, lethal goal scorers in this country. But, I think Parker should go and collect his award. It's not his problem that other players failed to beat his mediocre tally of 10 goals. Yes, 10 goals is mediocre for a striker in a season, but if his best was 10 goals... where were the others to beat his tally?

Cafwinner KBY
posted: 2014-05-12 07:52:33

supporters domkop,

use ur brains,m who was scoring for Chiefs last season coz its Mashego who was the leading goal scorer?

Champ Msiznero
posted: 2014-05-12 07:54:04

spice  True dat Spice, akusiyona inkinga yakhe and he was not out an out Striker

Diski7
posted: 2014-05-12 07:54:37

Mac #Tse_ntsho Diski7  That's a silly way to name such an important award. he should have been honoured in the club that he represented. Look at the reasoning for the below award. An over achiever is being honoured "The award is in honor of Ferenc Puskás, the striker for Real Madrid team of the late 1950s and the 1960s, and central member of the highly successful Hungarian side of the same era. Puskás is widely considered by many to be the most powerful and prolific forward European football produced in first division football, and scored a once world record of 84 goals in 85 internationals. He is one of the top scorers of the 20th century with 512 goals in 528 matches"

MegaPxl
posted: 2014-05-12 07:54:58

stonza  I support that! there should be a benchmark set for these guys....by the looks of things next season myt be less than 10 goals

TshonoM
posted: 2014-05-12 07:56:15

Mambush should go collect the cash and the award every season till somebody breaks that 24 tally he set.

Phenyoza
posted: 2014-05-12 07:57:30

TsonoM do you not know that the original Ntofo scored 25? If not, did you read this article?

stop posting nonsense here 

Nipsy
posted: 2014-05-12 07:58:13

Dooba

Baxter fumbled by depending on strikers to score for us, after Parker lost form and Musona was injured we were doomed. Pitso got something right by making it a team effort to score goals and thus releasing pressure from strikers.  

Diski7
posted: 2014-05-12 07:58:16

Phenyoza TsonoM  lol

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