Injury threatens Golden Boot dream

Zimbabwean international and Mamelodi Sundowns sharp-shooter Cuthbert Malajila said this week his injury came as a blow to his ambition of scooping the Golden Boot Award at the end of the season.


Malajila, who picked up a knock in the 1-0 defeat of Orlando Pirates in the Premiership on February 8, is currently sitting on five goals and trails the current leading goal scorer, Bernard Parker of Kaizer Chiefs by a similar number of strikes.

“My individual aim is to be the league’s top goal-scorer, but the situation is bad now as I will be out for some time, after this injury,” Malajila told The Zimbabwean.

“This is a blow to my target. I will be out for about five more weeks. I will still continue to work hard, despite this blow, but I know it will be a difficult task. I just pray that I heal earlier and remain fit for the rest of the season. It’s always sad to have your plans shattered by injuries.”

Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane was quoted in the media saying Malajila was only expected to come back after a month. The 28-year-old joined The Brazilians as replacement for fellow countryman, Nyasha Mushekwi, who went on a loan move to Belgian outfit, KV Oostende, last year.

Malajila had a fairy-tale last season with Maritzburg United, for whom he scored 11 goals and finished third on the top goal scorers’ list.

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