Only 11 current PSL strikers have surpassed 50 goals
Posted: 30 December 2015 Time: 14:48
2015 will end with just 11 players still contracted to PSL clubs having managed to score 50 career goals in club football at a PSL team, with Golden Arrows forward Mabhuti Khenyeza the only one to reach a century.
The 33-year-old has 106 goals to his name through his time playing in the PSL and is now hot on the heels of all-time PSL top scorer Siyabonga Nomvete whose record stands at 119 goals.
Khenyeza has played in the PSL since the 2002/03 season, but spent the second half of last season playing in the National First Division for Arrows, scoring nine goals during his time there.
Those nine goals are not counted in his overall total of 106 as they were scored while playing in a second tier league.
A distant second behind Khenyeza is Mpumalanga Black Aces captain Collins Mbesuma, who sits on 90 goals.
After scoring a record 35 goals in one season while at Kaizer Chiefs, Mbesuma then spent three years struggling in Europe before returning to Mzansi seven years ago. The Zambian seems to be turning back the hands of time this season, as he lies top of the league’s scoring charts with seven goals.
The only other strikers to ever get past 100 goals since the start of the PSL in August 1996 are Daniel Mudau (108) and Manuel ‘Tico-Tico’ Bucuane (104).
All-time PSL top goal scorers amongst current players (as at year-end 2015):
Mabhuti Khenyeza 106
Collins Mbesuma 90
Katlego Mashego 82
Surprise Moriri 81
Anthony Laffor 64
Daine Klate 64
Bernard Parker 62
Erwin Isaacs 59
Lehlohonolo Majoro 58
Eleazor Rodgers 58
Nathan Paulse 56