SuperSport United striker Bradley Grobler has increased the pressure on Kaizer Chiefs talisman Khama Billiat in the chase to clinch a century of goals in the DStv Premiership era.
Only five players have ever touched the big 100 goals mark playing for a PSL club and these are Siyabonga Nomvete at the top with 123 goals followed by Daniel Mudau with Mabhuti Khenyeza, Manuel ‘Tico-Tico’ Bucuane, and Collins Mbesuma making up the rest of the list on triple figures.
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All five are now retired with Nomvete, Khenyeza, and Mbesuma involved in coaching.
Mudau remains employed at Mamelodi Sundowns while Tico-Tico’s legendary standing back home in Mozambique keeps him involved in several football-related projects.
Of the two frontrunners set to become the latest to join the 100 goals class, Grobler is keeping the pace having scored seven goals this season.
His winning goal against Cape Town on Wednesday means six of his seven goals this season have come in games that Matsatsantsa have won.
Grobler – who turns 35 this month – is now on to a career total of 96 while playing for clubs in the PSL who include Platinum Stars and Ajax Cape Town.
He is now four goals shy of reaching a century.
His first-ever goal playing in the PSL was back in November 2007 against Free State Stars while playing for Platinum Stars.
However, still leading the pack is Billiat with 97 though he hasn’t scored for Chiefs this season.
Billiat last scored in April in the 2-1 defeat to Golden Arrows and has now gone on to play 16 games for Chiefs without scoring.
Those 16 matches without a goal stretch from the last five games last season and to eleven in this campaign.
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