Dearth of strikers plagues big clubs

GWERU - Statistics on the top goal scorers’ list thus far shows a dearth of super strikers for any of the country’s big clubs.

Roderick Mutuma
Roderick Mutuma

Thirteen weeks into the league, reigning champions the Dynamos strikeforce comprising former Caps United forward, Dominic Chungwa, Kelvin Bulaji, Patrick Kumbula, Farai Mupasiri and Simba Nhivi have failed to score more than one goal each and that sums up the story for most league title contenders.

In the Highlanders camp, joint top goal scorers so far – Knox Mtizwa and Obadiah Tarumbwa, have only succeeded to place the ball behind the nets three times apiece, while Caps United, do not reveal any better story. Their fancied striker, Roderick Mutuma is the only one who has scored more than all the other players in the green machine with only two goals.

Another premiership old horse, Hwange, has done slightly better, but again, it’s still the tale of a broken record. Despite having amassed immense experience in the topflight with a career now spanning over a decade, Chipangano’s top goal scorer, Evans Rusike, has made the celebration dance just four times in 13 matches.

While these giants seem to struggle on that note, smaller teams seem to be having a cream of players that are just scoring for fun.

Unheralded Edmore Chirambadare from Chicken Inn tops the list so far with 8 goals. He is trailed by the trio of Raphael Manuvire (ZPC Kariba) Lameck Nhamo ( Triangle) and Walter Musona (FC Platinum with six goals apiece.

Tinei Chitora from Gweru-based Chapungu has scored five times thus far, beating the combined record of DeMbare’s strikers, tied with Timothy January of How Mine and FC Platinum’s towering forward, Donald Ngoma.

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