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'The More They Get Paid, The More Goalless The Games'

There was an announcement made last week that caused the public to stop, stare and scratch their heads. At the end-of-the-season Absa Premiership awards, the PSL's top goalscorer will get paid a smaller share of prize money than the NFD's top goalscorer. The question is: Is this fair? Most supporters think it sends the right message.

Most agree with the sentiment that the NFD's top scorer should be paid more than the PSL's on the simple basis of maths. Collins Mbesuma of Mpumalanga Black Aces topped the PSL charts with 14 goals, while Thabiso Kutumela of Baroka FC topped the NFD charts with 18 strikes.

The result means Mbesuma will take away R25 000, and Kutumela will receive R50 000, at the awards evening.

"This is correct, even R25 000 is too much. 'Thank you' is enough for them." – Mkhari

"There is nothing wrong here, our strikers must work harder." – Ncapisto

"This is a wake-up call to PSL players to pull up their socks." – LeCowHloHlo

"It cannot be right that you are a striker, yet out of 30 PSL games you manage to score 14 goals. No way." – Mpho357

"The PSL is not supposed to give out any money to any player that scores less than 18 goals, so that they can pick up their socks for next season. If they do this, we won't watch goalless games. The more money they get paid, the more goalless the games." – Tazuba88

Mbesuma was even quoted in a local paper this weekend as saying he thought his 14-goal haul was "pathetic", and really not anything to celebrate. This is especially the case seeing as, 11 years ago, he won the award with 11 more goals.

Why aren't our players scoring? Can we incentivise them to score with money?

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