Dearth of strikers in PSL worrying


By Sports Reporter

DAVID Temwanjira is delivering what the domestic league is lacking — goals, goals and more goals.
Last week the talismanic gunslinger scored a brace at his new home, Nyamhunga Stadium, Kariba, against Triangle FC.
David, brother to CAPS United striker Mike Temwanjira, is proving that scoring goals runs in the family. 
David joined the power utility side from Shabanie Mine during the mid-season transfer window and has literally hit the ground running in Kariba. 
With a tally of nine goals, the former Shabanie Mine hitman now leads the scoring chat ahead of CAPS United’s John Zhuwawo who has found the net eight times. 
Competition for the golden boot seems to be strong this year unlike in past seasons where the award could has been claimed for a tally as low as 14 goals.
Roderick Mutuma won the award in 2011 with the 14 goals just like Knox Mutizwa in 2015.
The all-time low was in 2016 when Leonard Tsipa won the boot with just 11 goals in a season that CAPS United won the championship. 
Temwanjira is on nine goals and if he maintains current form, will beat Dominic Chungwa’s 17 goals recorded last season with CAPS United.
The 27-goal record set in 2001 by Chipo Tsodzo is yet to be broken. The former Masvingo United striker played for several clubs like Highlanders and Mwana Africa but failed to surpass the target he set.
CAPS United have dominated the top scorer list since 2009.
Tsipa has been crowned twice while Nyasha Mushekwi and Dominic Chungwa won the award in 2009 and 2017 respectively. 
The 20-goal mark has been difficult for strikers to reach.
In the past 19 years, only five players have scored more than 20 goals.
Zenzo Moyo at Highlanders scored 21while Evans ‘Morocco’ Chikwaikwai scored 23 goals in 2008 when he turned out for Njube Sundowns. 
A year later, in 2009, Nyasha Mushekwi scored 21 at CAPS United with Norman Maroto scoring 22 at Gunners in 2010. Maroto was coached by Moses Chunga, Zimbabwe premiership record holder of 46 goals. 
The problem of scoring seems to be regional; South Africa records similar tallies of just above 10 goals per season.


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