Botes joins the class of 50 goals

Botes scored a consolation penalty last night in Platinum Stars’ 3-1 defeat to Free State Stars at Goble Park Stadium.

Though a return of 50-goals in 195 starts since he started playing in the PSL in 2005 might easily be dismissed as a low return but the Platinum Stars forward remains striker that coaches always believe in due to his functionality.

He is now only the 15th player contracted to a PSL club at the moment to have surpassed the half century mark which demonstrates just the lack of consistent scorers in this league.

Collins Mbesuma is the only player who has gone past the 100-goals mark of the players currently playing top flight football.

Botes – who turns 37 this month – has been involved in all of Dikwena’s games since returning to the club at the beginning of this season starting nine and coming on as a substitute in three. Last night’s goal was his first of the season.

The Namibian-born has also played for both Moroka Swallows and Bidvest.

The cast of players with to have gone past 50 goals has Collins Mbesuma, Katlego Mashego, Surprise Moriri, Daine Klate, Anthony Laffor, Eleazar Rodgers, Bernard Parker, Nathan Paulse, Erwin Isaacs, Lehlohonolo Majoro, Khama Billiat, Kingstone Nkhatha, Robert Ng’ambi, Thuso Phala and most recent Botes.