Musonda: Why I couldn't hit 20 goals


Mwape Musonda believes the reason he was not able to score 20 goals this season is because on some occasions he lacked composure in front of goal.
The Black Leopards hitman continued where he left off in the National First Division last season by finishing as the Absa Premiership top scorer for 2018/19 with 16 goals.
Earlier in January while he was still on five goals, the former Orlando Pirates striker boldly told this website that he would easily beat the 11 goals that saw former Mamelodi Sundowns forward Percy Tau and then Black Leopards dangerman Rodney Ramagalela finish as the 2017/18 season top scorers.
"I knew I was gonna do it, I didn't even doubt myself," Musonda tells
"I told you that... and I'm gonna say it again, even 16 is not something that I'm happy about because I think we should be scoring... if you get to 20 then at least you've done something. So when I saw eleven goals as a top scorer last season... eleven goals is like what? I don't know. 
"But for me I'm still saying really we should be doing better as strikers. It's football, we can't say it's difficult to score goals, unless we don't create chances. We do create chances but we miss, even I miss some chances. Only if I was maybe a little bit more composed, I think I would have gone to 20, that's one thing that I know for sure and it tells me to say I can do better because if I can just compose myself a little bit in the box then obviously, I'm sure it's 20 next season. 
"I played in the NFD and I then went to the PSL and they said this is a different league. I mean to me football is football. Yes of course the standard is not the same, the PSL is more advanced but at the end of the day when you get a chance you have to put it away.
"I will definitely hit 20 next season. I know 20 sounds like too much but for me that's the target we should be scoring. I have been around, you know the story of when I first arrived, you know it very well. Things didn't go well for me but then one thing I did was not to look down and say, but why? I had to stay in the game. 
"I think being patient has been one thing that has worked for me because sometimes when things don't go very well you want to give up and just quit. But I believed in what I can do. So I think it's all about staying in the game. I stayed in the game and the results are there for everyone else to see."