Highlands Park striker Rodney Ramagalela believes Black Leopards hitman Mwape Musonda will win the PSL Golden Boot award this season as there are not enough games in the chasing pack to catch him.
Musonda currently leads the scoring chart with 14 goals followed by Bloemfontein Celtic's Tshegofatso Mabaso and Bidvest Wits' Gift Motupa, who are both one short of double figures.
Ramagalela, who won the award last season jointly with Percy Tau after scoring 11 goals, says the fact that Wits are now only left with three matches will make it harder for the likes of Motupa to catch the Zambian.
"At this stage I don't think they will catch him, if you can check I think he's got 14 goals now, and the ones who are coming behind I think they have eight and nine, and Musonda still has... I think it's four games if I'm not mistaken. The rest they have two games. I think Musonda he will take it," Ramagalela tells snl24.com/kickoff.
"I think it's not that the defenders are strong or weak, it's about our strikers when they get into a scoring position, are we really doing enough to make sure we put the ball inside the net? At times we tend to rush, at times we score before we even kick the ball. Those are the things we have to look at as strikers.
"In front of goal we must make sure we use the correct technique to kick the ball. It's up to us strikers. If you can check strikers, myself included, we are getting more chances in front of the goals but to bury the chances we get it's a bit difficult.
"Musonda I think he is lethal in front of the box. Whenever he gets a chance he makes sure he puts the ball in the net, and I'm happy to see that from my former teammate. I played with him at Golden Arrows but things didn't work out for him. Now I'm happy because he is putting the ball inside the net.
"I think we need to make sure the more chances we get, we convert them. It's going to be much easier. In those days if you can check the likes of Jerry Sikhosana, the late Lesley Manyathela... one chance, one goal. So I think we need to go back to that and make sure... I think it goes with the decision-making in front of the goals."
Ramagalela was asked if he felt it was the right time for Musonda to move to greener pastures.
"Look, not everyone is going to work at Sundowns, not everyone is going to work at Pirates or Kaizer Chiefs. I think for Musonda, he is the one who has to make decisions on where to go, where he thinks he will fit in because as a player I believe you want to grow, you want to win something like a title. I think it's up to him," he concluded.