Musona eyes Lesley Manyathela Award

knowledge_musona3JOHANESBURG - Kaizer Chiefs striker, Knowledge Musona (pictured), who has bounced back as the Absa Premiership leading goalscorer this week, is targeting the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot Award at the end of the season.

Musona was on target in Chiefs last couple of games, identical 2-0 victories over reigning champions Supersport United and first division bound Mpumalanga Black Aces, scoring a goal each in the matches. Musonas opening goal for the Amakhosi against SuperSport midweek saw the Zimbabwean become the first Chiefs player to score in a league game at home against the team in over 675 minutes. Chiefs last managed a goal at home against SuperSport during a 2-1 loss in September 2002.

I am very happy that I managed to score that goal, not just that it won us the game but also because it helped the club put an end to an unwanted statistic, said Musona.

The two goals ended a lengthy goal drought the fan favourite was experiencing during the second half of the season.

The goals are good for me on so many levels it have boosted my confidence and my morale. My hope now is to maintain that and try to score a few more goals in the remaining games of the season, the striker, who leads the goal scorers table with 13 goals, said in Johannesburg this week.

He said he did not feel any pressure when he was not scoring.

Injury and loss of form contributed to a lack of goals from the Smiling Assassin much to Chiefs quest for a league title suffering a blow. Chiefs have always struggled in the absence of the hotshot striker, who says a goal drought is all part of the game.

I am glad that I managed to score. It was some time since I scored my last goal, sometimes it happens that you go through a period where you do not score any goals. I have been working very hard in training and it has all worked out for the best, Musona said.

While they are the undisputed Cup kings of South African football, the league title has eluded Chiefs for a number of years now.

With three games remaining, Chiefs are third on the 16-team log on 53 points, three behind joint-leaders Ajax Cape Town and Orlando Pirates and two ahead of fourth-placed Mamelodi Sundowns.

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