CASTLE Lager Premier Soccer League leading goalscorer, Nelson Mazivisa managed to beat the 14-goal mark that saw Rodrick Mutuma lifting the Golden Boot Award last season.
Report by Ephraim Shoko
The pint-sized Shabanie Mine talisman went on to set himself a target of 22 goals by the end of the season.
Mazivisa has scored 16 goals so far this season, two goals ahead of last year’s top goalscorer, Roderick Mutuma who had 14 goals.
The former Kiglon player, who is on a season’s loan to Shabanie Mine FC from town rivals FC Platinum, said winning the Golden Boot Award was his highest priority this season.
His closest rival is Highlanders’ Milton Ncube, who has scored 10 goals so far.
“I am happy to have beaten the 14-goal mark that won the award for Mutuma last season. I have set my target on 22 goals this season and am confident of achieving it. If you look at it, I have scored 16 goals so far and I’m left with just six goals to reach my target.
“With the support that I get as a striker from my teammates, I can reach my target,” said Mazivisa.
Mazivisa had gone for 360 minutes of league action without scoring for the Chinda Boys, but broke the duck last weekend.
he came from the bench to score Shabanie’s second goal from the spot against Buffaloes.
He consequently took his tally to 16 and edged closer to his target.
Despite enduring a month-long dry spell, which he finally broke last Sunday, Mazivisa believes that his goal against Buffaloes will open floodgates for more goals that would take him to his set target.
With five games left before the local league ends, Mazivisa will need to score an average of two goals per match to reach the 22-goal mark he has set for himself.
“I had always believed that I will start scoring again. More goals will definitely come and I might even surpass my target. I will work hard to keep in shape.”