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PSL Golden Boot Power Ranking 1 to 10

10:17 PM IST 02/08/22
Kwame Peprah, Orlando Pirates, April 2022
Peter Shalulile, Masandawana's Namibian international sharp-shooter, is the man whom fellow strikers will have in their sights

The likes of Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will be looking to their marksmen to help bring home the trophies this season.

Goal scoring has been a problem area for some time in the PSL. It has been especially problematic for the national team and once again, a substantial number of the better forwards in the PSL are foreign.

GOAL lists, in order, the 10 strikers we expect to be at the top of the scoring charts come May next year:

  • Peter Shalulile, Mamelodi Sundowns, April 2022

    1. Peter Shalulile

    The Namibian blazed a trail to the Golden Boot award last term with 23 goals, eight more than his nearest rival. He's in the prime of his career, playing for the best club in South Africa - unless injuries set him back, the former Highlands Park star will surely clinch the Golden Boot again, he has after all been a consistent scorer for many seasons now.

  • Victor Letsoalo Sekhukhune United.

    2. Victor Letsoalo

    Many expected Letsoalo to sign for Chiefs or Pirates, but instead he went to Sekhukhune United. The pressure there won't be as much as it is at the Soweto giants and there is every reason Letsoalo will be among the goal again - as he has been for the last few seasons.

    League goals last season in the PSL: 15

  • Kwame Peprah Orlando Pirates

    3. Kwame Peprah

    The young Ghana marksman got better and better as last season went on and he seems to have all the attributes needed to find the net regularly for Orlando Pirates. This could be his breakthrough campaign on the international front as well

    League goals last season in the PSL: 7

  • Evidence Makgopa & Thabiso Kutumela, Bafana Bafana, June 2021

    4. Evidence Makgopa

    The lanky targetman did well for a struggling Baroka side and with better service at Pirates, he should thrive. His performances for Bafana Bafana shows that he can handle the big stage.

    League goals last season in the PSL: 4

  • Frank Mhango, Orlando Pirates, August 2021

    5. Gabadinho Mhango

    Three seasons back the Malawian was joint top scorer in the PSL with 16. A move to ambitious AmaZulu could bring him a new lease of life and he may feel he has a point to prove after his struggles at Orlando Pirates.

    League goals last season in the PSL: 0

  • Ashley Du Preez

    6. Ashley du Preez

    A bit of a wildcard, because Du Preez remains fairly young and relatively unproven in the PSL. He was only just starting to find his feet last term with Stellenbosch, but does have immense promise and incredible pace. If he settles at Naturena and can handle the heat, he could be among the goals this season.

    League goals last season in the PSL: 9

  • Deon Hotto, Orlando Pirates & Luke Fleurs, SuperSport United, February 2021

    7. Deon Hotto

    Far and away Bucs’ best attacking players last season, there is every reason to expect the experienced PSL campaigner and Namibia international to build on last season.

    League goals last season in the PSL: 8

  • Khama Billiat, Kaizer Chiefs, February 2022

    8. Khama Billiat

    Billiat showed signs of getting back to his best last season and he’s certainly due and capable of a big scoring campaign.

    League goals last season in the PSL: 8

  • Samir Nurkovic Kaizer Chiefs November 28

    9. Samir Nurkovic

    A move to Royal AM could well reignite the Serbian's career; he did after all once score 13 league goals for Kaizer Chiefs. And if he stays fit and plays regularly, the Durban team would be expecting around 10 goals from the powerful forward.

    League goals last season in the PSL: 1

  • Themba Zwane of Mamelodi Sundowns challenged by Denwin Farmer and Bennet Bobete of Baroka.

    10. Themba Zwane

    Don't write off the evergreen veteran, his experience only adds to his goal-scoring prowess and he'll likely weigh in with a healthy return once more.