In-form goalkeeper sparking PSL interest


A goalkeeper in the GladAfrica Championship is pushing his value up with scintillating displays between the posts set to raise the interest of PSL clubs yet again.

Malcolm Jacobs has done his talking using gloves in keeping Richard Bays amongst the pacesetters in the race for promotion to the PSL.

Jacobs has kept seven clean sheets in 10 games conceding just thrice in sending reminders about what he can do.

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Jomo Cosmos, Free State Stars, TTM, Cape Town All Stars, Hungry Lions, Pretoria Callies and TS Sporting have all failed to find a way past him this season with his commanding presence earning the club all the 21 points that they have.

Only Uthongathi, Venda FC and Cape Town Spurs have managed to beat Jacobs leaving him with a big shout for the best keeper in the league recognition.

His form has coincided with the outcry by Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos that there aren’t enough local keepers playing in the PSL with most clubs using keepers not eligible for the national team.

The lack of regular goalkeepers has forced Broos into sticking with calling up Kaizer Chiefs keeper Bruce Bvuma despite his lack of game time at club level.

The number one keepers at Chiefs, Sundowns and Pirates are non-South African just like Sekhukhune United, Royal AM, Cape Town City, Maritzburg United, Chippa United and TS Galaxy.     

Jacobs (32) has previously been with Highlands Park, Mbombela United and Ubuntu Cape Town and is into his third season at Richards Bay.

His contract with the KwaZulu-Natal club runs up at the end of the season.

PSL new boys Sekhukhune United showed interest at the beginning of the season before they ultimately settled for Zambian international Toaster Nsabata.

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