‘Messi’ on course to breach 20-goal mark

Not messing around: Kgamanyane has found the net four times in three games PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Not messing around: Kgamanyane has found the net four times in three games PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Since the 2017-2018 league season, no local player has reached 20 goals per season. The start of the 2021-2022 league has seen a total of 79 goals scored after three rounds of games.

It is a rather dry spell in front of goals early into the season as an average of just over nine goals is scored per round. This gives an average of one goal per match. The strikers are seemingly struggling to find the Midas Touch in front of the goal after a long spell of inactivity. However, Gaborone United’s attacker, Thatayaone ‘Messi’ Kgamanyane is leading the goal-scoring charts with four goals in three games. The 25-year-old had a goal in the Reds’ 1-0 win over Morupule Wanderers in the league opener.

He went on to get his second goal in GU’s 4-0 demolition of Mahalapye Railway Highlanders before a brace in the team’s 3-0 win over Extension Gunners a fortnight ago. Kgamanyane has sent warning shots to fellow contenders for the top goalscorer prize. He remains the only player to have a goal in every round of league games played as he has scored half of GU’s goals in this campaign. The Mankgodi-born attacker looks on course to break his season’s best of 20 goals in league games, a personal record he set during the 2017-2018 season. Since he broke the 20-goal mark, no other player has achieved the feat. Just a goal behind ‘Messi’ is Orapa United’s Thero ‘Mahachi’ Setsile with three goals.

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