Ajax Cape Town striker Prince Nxumalo ready to fight for Golden Boot
Posted: 17 May 2016 Time: 14:40
Ajax Cape Town striker Prince Nxumalo has declared himself ready to fight for the Golden Boot heading into the final round of fixtures on Saturday.
Nxumalo has 13 league goals this season, one less than Mpumalanga Black Aces' Collins Mbesuma at the top of the scoring charts.
Thobani Mncwango (12), Jeremy Brockie (11), Khama Billiat (11), Leonardo Castro (10) and Ndumiso Mabena (10) are also in with a shout for individual honours.
“I am ready to fight for it (top scorer award),” Nxumalo tells KickOff.com.
“We didn’t do well as a team in the league this season and winning the top goal scorer award will provide something at least to show off at the end of the season.
“I will try my best to score during our last game against Wits here in Cape Town on Saturday.”
Ajax, in 12th place on the table, will end their campaign against 2015/16 runners-up Bidvest Wits at Cape Town Stadium (kick-off: 15h00).
Meanwhile, Nxumalo concedes the season has not come without its personal challenges having twice been sidelined by epileptic attacks.
“This was not the best season for me but in terms of performance on the field of play it was better than the one before in the PSL,” Nxumalo says.
The former SuperSport United man is disappointed the Urban Warriors will not be defending their MTN8 trophy next season on account of their lowly league position.
“It's sad that we didn’t get the results we wanted in the league and this has robbed us of the chance to defend the MTN8 trophy next season.
”We still have something to play for against Wits on Saturday in the form of pride,” Nxumalo concludes.