Top US award for Ngwenya

HARARE - Former Njube Sundowns striker and Warriors trialist , Joseph Ngwenya, plying his trade in the United States' Major League Soccer League, scooped the 2007 Budweiser Golden Boot Award at an awards ceremony last Wednesday.

Gwen won the Budweiser Golden Boot Award for his seven goals and four assists. Ngwenya, Brian Ching and Nate Jaqua each tallied seven times this season but the award went to Ngwenya in an assist tiebreaker (Ngwenya 4, Ching 2, Jaqua 2).

Ngwenya was acquired from Columbus in May and went on a streak of three consecutive games with goals (6/3-6/10 vs. FC Dallas, Colorado and Columbus).

Ngwenya’s goal against Chicago on July 12 is regarded by many around the league as the potential Goal of the Year.

Ngwenya was drafted third overall by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft out of Coastal Carolina University, where he led the NCAA in scoring with 21 goals and 14 assists and was named a First Team All-American in 2003.

Ngwenya was involved in a four-person trade on May 12, 2006, which sent him to the Crew, for whom he would play 20 games and score 5 goals in 2006. Following the 2006 season, Ngwenya went on trial at Getafe in the Spanish first division, but failed to earn a contract. – Agency

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