PSL Round-up

GWERU - It is rare for a player in an African league to score a brace twice in different matches in a whole season.

Charles Sibanda
Charles Sibanda

However, in just 15 games Charles Sibanda of Highlanders has done it – a feat that now makes him top goal scorer, having been on target 10 times since he joined Bosso from Zvishavane-based FC Platinum at the beginning of the season.

The 2010 Soccer Star of the Year put up a classic performance when he scored his first brace in Highlanders’ 3-1 victory over Buffaloes at Sakubva Stadium in May.

The following month, he grabbed another winning brace for his side after striker Gabriel Nyoni had equalized in a match against visiting Black Rhinos in Bulawayo, where the army side’s Lincoln Samaraya scored the first goal of the day.

The dreadlocked forward’s other crucial goals were the equaliser against FC Platinum at Barbourfields Stadium and his other classic bang that put him on the score-sheet was after he came in as a substitute in the 3-0 thumping of Chiredzi in April.

Although he missed a penalty in the Net-One knock out tournament loss against How Mine over the weekend, Sibanda believes he is destined to land this year’s golden boot, help his team win the league and pave his way to a career in Europe.

“I have steadied at Highlanders and now that I am the top goal scorer, I have motivation enough to clinch the top goal scorer award come season-end,” said the Bosso star.

“More importantly, I am looking at playing in Europe, unlike many of my colleagues who seem content with going down South to join the SuperDiski,” said the former Hwange and Motor Action hitman.

Meanwhile, Kuda Musharu of How Mine has also remained in the run for the top goals corer award, as he has banged in eight goals so far.

He is trailed by Caps United’s Dominic Chungwa with six goals, while five others – Quadr Ammini (Fc Platinum) Richard Kawondera (Triangle), Jocob Muzokomba (Buffaloes), Artwell Nyamiwa (ZPC Kariba) and Evans Rusike (Hwange), are tied on five goals.

Champions Dynamos have had a blunt strikeforece so far and only their injured forward, Anesu Gondo, has scored two goals to become the club’s top scorer. In the coming week 16 action, the teams play reverse fixtures with those they met in round 15- to mark beginning of the second half of the season.

The big one will again be the Harare Derby Part 2 featuring Dembare and Caps United. The two giants could not be separated on goals in the last PSL match that ended on a 1 all draw.

However, Dembare enters into the match with a slight edge over their opponents, following their 1-0 victory over Makepekepe last weekend in the NetOne Cup. The result ensured the Glamour Boys’ continued dominance over Makepekepe for a better part of the last five years.

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