Cape Town City’s Lebogang Manyama finished the last Absa Premiership campaign with 13 goals but there will be many other strikers who will want to get their hands on the Golden Boot award.
Niang, now plying his trade in Norway, picks six players he thinks will battle it out for the Golden Boot award in the coming season.
Tendai Ndoro (Orlando Pirates)
“I think he has a good chance after falling short last season, so he has a point to prove. He was leading the [Golden Boot] race last season for some time, so he will be eager to come back [stronger].”
Gabadinho Mhango (Bidvest Wits)
“He is one striker who can easily win the award if he is consistent. He can play upfront, but I know Gavin Hunt loves having a target man upfront [like James Keene or Eleazar Rodgers], so Mhango can play as a pocket striker.”
Jeremy Brockie (SuperSport United)
“What I like about him is that he hits the targets in most of his attempts at goal. He will be motivated by the fact that he has not won it before.”
Percy Tau (Mamelodi Sundowns)
“I think he can also put his hand up for the award, as he is a special player. He is a very smart player for his age and he has pace that makes him very difficult to play against. Defenders don’t like turning to face their own goal and that’s his type of game.”
Lebogang Manyama (Cape Town City)
“He could have scored more last season. Benni [McCarthy] was a natural goal scorer, so he will have tips to help Manyama.”
Sedwyn George (Ajax Cape Town)
“I have watched him once. Even if he does not win it, he has the potential win it in future. Ajax is the perfect team for him. He will play for sure as a first choice and that’s what’s important for a striker – to play.”