In a time where goal scores are hard to come by, it’s safe to say that we have been hit hard with the epidemic of misfiring strikers. None of the hitmen in our striking ranks has been prolific recently, despite being either full of potential or seasoned veterans.
The University of Pretoria have been basking in the fantastic form of young Thabo Mnyamane’s this season, with six goals being accredited to his name in the Absa Premiership.
Having said that, could he be the answer to Chiefs' striking woes?
As the Tuks number 10, Mnyamane has already matched all of Chiefs' strikers in the league this season in terms of goals. With David Zulu yet to open his account for us in the league, all of Matthew Rusike, Bernard Parker and Siphelele Mthembu have managed to score only six goals the Absa Premiership this season.
Mnyamane has a string of wonderful individual performances under his belt this season for Tuks, which prompted Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba to give the 22-year-old a call up to the national team.
Also, we could be looking for a player to occupy that number 10 jersey at Chiefs, with Siyabonga Nkosi looking likely to face the exit doors at Naturena come the end of the campaign.
Coach Stuart Baxter may not have much freedom to experiment with different types of strikers as there is an urgent need to fix this problem. At the moment, a player like Mnyamane is young, full of potential and most importantly, is scoring goals - and that is something hard not to notice.
Should we sign him?