Grobler denied in Golden Boot race


The Absa Premiership Golden Boot race is going down to the wire, with two players currently tied for the award, while Bradley Grobler has been denied a goal.

Gabadinho Mhango breathed new life into his bid for the top scorer's award at the end of the season after he found the back of the net for the first time in nine appearances.

View the gallery above to see Mhango's competition for this year's Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot award

The Malawi international had endured a worrying drought since netting a brace to take his tally for the season to 14 against Chippa United back on February 1.

His bid for the gong came under threat when Peter Shalulile equalled his tally against Polokwane City last week, and temporarily led the charts after finding the back of the net in the sixth minute of their 1-0 win over Cape Town City on Wednesday night.

However, Mhango struck late to hand The Buccaneers a 1-0 win over Maritzburg and take his own tally to 15 goals, reclaiming joint-top spot on the charts.

Meanwhile, Grobler was denied a brace when he claimed to have had a touch on Kudakwashe Mahachi's strike in their 4-1 win over Baroka on Wednesday, with the official PSL match report awarding the goal to the Zimbabwean winger.

As such, the Bafana Bafana striker's tally remains at 14 goals heading into the last round of fixtures for the season at 15h30 on Saturday.

Kermit Erasmus, who is sitting on 12 goals, was also denied a legitimate goal against Stellenbosch FC a few matches ago and would have been on 13 strikes were it not for the linesman.

Check out the top 10 scorers of the 2019/20 season in the gallery above