The top scorers in Africa this season

African Football

Orlando Pirates forward Gabadinho Mhango has taken the Absa Premiership by storm this season and his exploits compared to the rest of the continent makes for compelling reading.

Mhango's 10 league goals in his last eight games for Pirates has shot him towards the spotlight for the 2019/20 Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot award.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the top scorers across Africa's major leagues this season

Kaizer Chiefs' Samir Nurkovic and AmaZulu ace Bongi Ntuli, with 10 goals each, trail the Malawi international for the prestigious honour that looks set to be a fearsome challenge this season.

South African legend Siyabonga Nomvethe recently backed the 20-goal mark to be reached in the top-flight for the first time since he achieved it with now-defunct Moroka Swallows in 2012.

His comments point towards the healthy competition that's erupted in the league, which has been criticised for its goal-shy nature.

Where does the rest of Africa rank?

Looking towards the rest of the continent's major leagues, only the Kenyan Premier League currently boasts similar numbers with AFC Leopards marksman John Makwatta also reaching the 12-goal mark.

Ironically another former Swallows star features in the list, with 2007/08 Premiership top-scorer James Chamanga still showing impressive form at the age of 39 in the Zambian Premier League.

The former Chipolopolo striker joined Red Arrows on a short-term deal last year after a decade of success in China but has since gone on to become a leading figure in the division.

Among the other stars of Africa that feature in the top 10 include Rwanda international Meddie Kagere of Simba Sports Club, Abdallah El-Said of Pyramids and TP Mazembe wonderkid Jackson Muleka.