Khuda Muyaba now leads Golden Boot race
Silver Strikers forward, Khuda Muyaba, has engaged an extra gear in the Golden Boot Award chase after overtaking Babatunde Adepoju of Be Forward Wanderers.
The striker netted his fifteenth goal of the season to overtake Babatunde who has 14 goals.
Muyaba was on target as the bankers drew one-all with Mzuni FC at Mzuzu Stadium on Saturday to strengthen his chances of winning the Golden Boot Award this season.
The controversial striker said he would not relax in his chase for the award.
“My job is to score goals and I will try my best to score more goals. I am happy that I have overtaken him,” he said.
The former Moyale Barracks striker has been forgiven by Flames technical panel and is expected to be part of the Flames squad to regroup today in preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) match against South Sudan and Uganda next month.
Babatunde has struggled to find the back of the net in recent games and he also missed Nomads’ game against Civil Sporting Club due to work permit hitches.
But the Nigerian recently said his focus was on helping the team to win the league.
“I do not want to focus much on the Golden Boot Award because my plan is to help the team to win the league,” he said.
Muyaba is now one goal away from equaling last year’s winner Chiukepo Msowoya.
Former Silver forward, Mathews Sibale, won the Golden Boot Award with 16 goals in 2017 but former Mafco striker Richard Mbulu netted 19 goals in 2016.
Former Wanderers striker Aggrey Kanyenda was the last player to score more than 20 goals in the TNM Super League.
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