Much was said and written about the lack of potency in front of goal by our strikers in the Absa Premiership last season, but I do feel that with regards to goal scoring… things look to be on the up this season.
Look at it this way, last season Bernard Parker won the Lesley Manyathela award as the top goal scorer in the league with 10 goals accredited to his name. That is a number which should almost never be associated with a top scorer at any level of football, anywhere in the world.
Certain players have already reached that tally this season, with about a quarter of the league season left to play. Lehlohonolo Majoro, Puleng Tlolane, Moeketsi Sekola and Lerato Lamola have all broken the 10 goal mark this season and now even look poised to reach 15 goals in the league, which is a rather decent goal return compared to last season.
This shows we are growing and it also shows that our strikers are beginning to find their goal scoring rhythm, which is something that has been missing for quite some time now.
At the end of the day, we want the league and in turn, the national team to grow. We can only do this if we use each season as a stepping stone to do better than before.
Not only have we seen strikers netting more goals in the league, but there are quite a few midfielders putting their hands up in that regard. Khama Billiat, Mandla Masango and Reneilwe Letsholonyane are also having a great season in front of goal for their respective teams.
Of course, there is still a lot of room for improvement, but it is not all doom and gloom at the moment.
Do you feel relieved that our strikers are scoring more goals?