Golden Arrows marksman Knox Mutizwa admits the race for the Golden Boot award is keeping him on his toes as we approach the business end of the 2019/20 Absa Premiership season.
Mutizwa has found the back of the net 8 times this season and believes that he has what it takes to take home the much sought after top goal scorer award come end of the season.
“Yoh it’s tough as you can see everyone is working hard for their teams and to be honest with you this season, strikers are scoring,” said the former Bidvest Wits sniper.
“Yeah if I get a chance to play I will try by all means to score like follow those two steps come end of the season to try and become the top goal scorer but yeah I will keep on pushing taking it one game at a time, I will try,” continued the Zimbabwean International.
Arrows will next travel away to face strugglers Polokwane City at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday and Mutizwa has set his sights on City’s shaky defence, which has conceded 25 goals – the joint third worst defence in the League, as he looks to add more goals to his tally although he says the possibility of pilling more misery to his ex-coach Clinton Larsen will be emotional.
“ I think the next game (Polokwane City), I have to pull up my socks and work hard to try and find one or two goals and then catch up with others and I think it’s going to be a goal rush.”
“It’s tough because he (Larsen) is the one who brought me here at Arrows and he was like a good coach for me so I think every time I feel his pain if he loses a job and staff yeah it’s going to be painful but yeah it’s fine because everyone is working so we will talk nicely before the game and after the game not during the game,” added the 27-year-old striker.
Mutizwa has his work cut out as Orlando Pirates forward Gabadinho Mhango is currently leading the charts with 11 goals thus far and the Zimbabwean striker will have to take his chances in order to keep in touch with the pace setters at the top.
Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Collins Mbesuma holds a 15-year record for netting 25 League goals in the 2004/05 season to clinch the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot named after the late Bucs striker.
Only time will tell whether that record is under threat or not as the race for the Golden Boot heats up.
By Ntobeko Mbambo