EXCLUSIVE: Race intensifies for COSAFA Golden Boot
by SAVIOUS KWINIKA
RUSTENBURG, (CAJ News) – WHEN his side takes on Mozambique in the final of the Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) Cup, there will be more than just the gold medal at stake for Namibia striker, Benson Shilongo.
The 23-year-old would be aiming to finish the tournament as the leading goal scorer of the regional tournament after his credible four goals catapulted the Brave Warriors to the final scheduled for the Moruleng Stadium in the North West, South Africa.
The Ongwediva-born marksman however faces stiff competition from Madagascar forward, Jeannot Vombola, who sits second on the Golden Boot table, with three goals.
The 26-year-old striker from Antananarivo has an opportunity to match or exceed his Namibian counterpart when his side contests the third/fourth place playoff against Botswana on Saturday.
So tense is the top goal scoring between the two top strikers that their teams will be determined to create scoring opportunities for them to ensure they finish the tournament with the coveted individual accolade.
While the top goal scoring race could be narrowed between Shilongo and Vombola, Namibia’s Deon Hot to and Madagascar’s Rhino Randriamanjaka cannot be ruled out either.
The players have scored two goals each and a glut of goals in the final round of matches can put them in good stead for the accolade.
Meanwhile, players from Zambia and Malawi have an opportunity to add to their tally when the sides contest the Plate Final at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Friday.
– CAJ News
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