Lorenzo Gordinho has grabbed everyone’s attention with his impressive spell in front of goal for Kaizer Chiefs, but he isn’t the only defender to find the back of the net this season. Can you think of others?
Goals are often hard to come by the in the league, and more often than not, players from outside the striking department have to contribute with a strike or two.
This year, there has been a particularly impressive number of goals coming from the men at the back, and they have certainly set the stage alight in the Absa Premiership.
Below, we take a look at the defenders who have scored in the league so far this season.
Lorenzo Gordinho (Kaizer Chiefs) – 3 goals
Michael Boxall (SuperSport United)– 2 goals
Musa Bilankulu (Golden Arrows)– 2 goals
Ndivhuwo Ravhuhali (Baroka)– 2 goals
Thulani Hlatshwayo (Bidvest Wits)– 1 goal
Lehlohonolo Nonyane (Golden Arrows)– 1 goal
Thabo Nthethe (Mamelodi Sundowns)– 1 goal
Mzwanele Mahashe (Baroka)– 1 goal
Alfred Ndengane (Bloemfontein Celtic)– 1 goal
Erick Chipeta (Ajax Cape Town)– 1 goal
Nkanyiso Mngwengwe (Golden Arrows)– 1 goal
Tshepiso Lietsisa (Baroka)– 1 goal
Do you think we will see more and more defenders getting forward and scoring goals more often?