With one game to go, SuperSport United forward Bradley Grobler will be looking to seal the Golden Boot award when Matsatsantsa visit Chippa United in Gqeberha on Saturday.
Of course, his initial 20-goal target now seems a farfetched idea as he sits on 16 goals. But the former Platinum Stars forward will look to add to his tally at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium to stretch it away from his nearest challenger Mamelodi Sundowns’ Peter Shalulile’s 13.
“Let me not be hard on myself. I think 16 goals is not a bad return in domestic football,” Grobler said on the sidelines of the SuperSport and Huawei technologies partnership announcement in Johannesburg on Thursday.
“I did set my target of 20 goals and after having 10 goals in 10 games, that target looked achievable. And then I had a slight injury halfway through the season. I missed six or seven games.”
He admitted the injury spell was dampening a little bit for him. He, however, has his sights set on scoring as many goals as he can on Saturday just to help the team finish in a respectable position in the League.
A win for SuperSport could see them finish fourth if Golden Arrows, who currently occupy fourth place, slip against Stellenbosch FC.
“Overall, I want to be satisfied but at the back of my mind I still got that 20 goals mark in my head and maybe this is a motivation to push harder next season and try and achieve that.”
The 33-year-old struck twice when SuperSport beat Maritzburg 2-0 on Wednesday.
By Mthokozisi Dube