Mpumalanga Black Aces striker Collins ‘King David’ Mbesuma has thrust himself to within just 10 strikes of reaching a century of goals in domestic football following his incredible start to the new season.
Mbesuma – long-ridiculed as being overweight – has sent reminders that he still knows how to find the back of the net with five strikes from six games, taking him to the top of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) scoring charts while increasing his South African club football tally to 88 goals.
The Zambian is now only second to Mabhuti Khenyeza in the list of scorers still playing in the PSL, with the Golden Arrows hitman currently on 105 club goals.
Veteran striker Siyabonga Nomvete – now playing first division football with Moroka Swallows – remains the all-time PSL top scorer with 119 goals to his name, despite the fact that he spent seven-and-a-half years of his career battling with the demands of European football.
Mbesuma also spent three years struggling in Europe before returning to Mzansi seven years ago, having initially started off at a phenomenal rate at Kaizer Chiefs where he scored 37 goals in 46 starts.
The stocky forward – who also holds the record of 25 League goals in a single season – has maintained his healthy scoring return of a goal in almost every second match that he plays in the PSL with 88 goals in 180 games during his time in South Africa.
The only other strikers to ever get past 100 goals since the start of the PSL in August 1996 are Daniel Mudau (108) and Manuel ‘Tico-Tico’ Bucuane (104).
Mbesuma is into the last year of his contract at Aces. KICKOFF.COM