Sedwyn George the man to catch in the NFD
Posted: 30 December 2016 Time: 14:55
Royal Eagles forward Sedwyn George ends 2016 as the man leading the charge in the National First Division scoring charts in what could be a tight race for the Division’s Golden Boot.
George, 25, has been in fine form for his KwaZulu-Natal club who currently lie second in the standings, his 14 goals in just 12 appearances accounting for 41% of his side’s league goals so far this season.
George, who has played for South Africa’s futsal team, netted just four goals the entire campaign last year, and at the halfway point of this season is just four goals shy of Thabiso Kutumela’s Golden Boot-winning tally of 18 in the 2015/16 campaign.
Hot on his heels, however, is Thanda Royal Zulu frontman Mhlengi Cele, who has 12 goals to his name. After a blistering start of the season, Cele’s scoring form has quietened somewhat, yet after reportedly garnering interest from Absa Premiership giants Kaizer Chiefs, Cele will no doubt want to continue impressing, having helped power Thanda to a 10-point lead at the summit of the standings.
Also reaching double figures in goals by the halfway mark is George’s Real Kings teammate Raymond Monama, with the former Mamelodi Sundowns and Polokwane City man already notching up ten goals to his name.
Two familiar faces in South African top-flight football round up the top five: former SuperSport United, Bloemfontein Celtic and Ajax Cape Town midfielder Clifford Mulenga has nine goals for Mbombela United, as does experienced 39-year-old Siyabonga Nomvethe, in the green and white colours of AmaZulu.
National First Division top scorers (after 15 games):
• Sedwyn George (Royal Eagles) - 14
• Mhlengi Cele (Thanda Royal Zulu) - 12
• Raymond Monama (Royal Eagles) - 10
• Clifford Mulenga (Mbombela United ) - 9
• Siyabonga Nomvete (AmaZulu) - 9
• Mazwi Mncube (Mthatha Bucks) - 7
• Bongani Ndlovu (Mbombela United ) - 6
• Bongile Booi (Milano United) - 5
• Gregory Roelf (Milano United) - 5
• Joshua Sauls (Witbank Spurs) - 5
• Mwape Musonda (Black Leopards) - 5