Mbabane: With the 2019/2020 season officially over, an impressive 302 goals were scored in 126 MTN Premier League matches.
With strict government Covid-19 regulations measures not allowing football activity among other sports classified as high risk, the Eswatini Football Association declared the past season over on August 20, 2020. Of the 302 goals scored by the time the league was halted on March 13, champions Young Buffaloes had contributed 15.2 per cent of the goals at 46.
MTN PREMIER LEAGUE FINAL SCORERS CHART
Name (Team) Goals
Sandile Gamedze (Buffaloes) 17
Mxolisi Mkhontfo (Green Mamba) 9
Ali Matse (Buffaloes) 8
Allen Mabuza (Black Swallows & Swallows) 7
Phiwayinkhosi Dlamini (Buffaloes) 6
Sandile Hlatshwako (Swallows) 6
Tony Tsabedze (Swallows) 6
Bongani Dlamini (Peacemakers) 6
Fanelo Mamba (Buffaloes) 5
Sifiso Mdluli (Pirates) 5
Lizwe Zwane (Pirates) 5
Mxolisi Bhembe (Denver) 5
Ohakwe Ugochukwu (Tambuti) 5
Reagan Kangumbu (Tambuti) 5
Mike Dombo (Wanderers) 5
Barry Steenkamp (Leopard) 4
Junior Magagula (Leopard) 4
Fabrice Mopina (Pirates) 4
Linda Maphalala (Denver) 4
Lwazi Bhembe (Milling) 4
Bongwa Matsebula (Buffaloes) 3
Sifiso Mabila (Swallows) 3
Simanga Shongwe (Swallows) 3
Lungelo Tsabedze (Leopard) 3
Lwazi Mamba (Pirates) 3
Musa Dlamini (Green Mamba) 3
Solomon Oladele (Green Mamba) 3
Njabulo Tfwala (Green Mamba) 3
Mthokozisi Hlatshwako (Denver) 3
Enzo Motsa (Denver) 3
Siboniso Lukhele (Highlanders) 3
Sandumuzi Zwane (Sea Birds) 3
Muzi Tsabedze (Sea Birds) 3
Mthokozisi Gwebu (Sea Birds) 3
Wandile Nhleko (Sea Birds) 3
Lindokuhle Fakudze (Malanti) 3
Mbuso Mabuza (Black Swallows) 3
Averagely, 2.4 goals were scored per game in the past season. Mercurial Buffaloes attacking midfielder Sandile ‘Saviola’ Gamedze was the league top scorer with 17 goals.
Mbabane Swallows had the best defence, conceding just 0.03 per cent of all the goals conceded in the league.
Mbabane Highlanders had the least number of goals with just 12, which is equivalent to 0.04 per cent.
Out of the 302 goals, five were own goals. Interestingly, two of the five own goals were scored by Manzini Wanderers. Full back Menzi Gamedze in a 0-2 defeat against Mhlume Peacemakers and centre back Sihle Mkhonta in a 2-all draw against Pigg’s Peak Black Swallows both beat their own goalkeeper.
Actually the 2-all draw against Black Swallows had two own goals as Nathi Shongwe of the Malandalahle-based side also beat his own goalkeeper.
The other two own goals were from Denver Sundowns’ Makhosi Mtsetfwa in a 0-4 bashing by Green Mamba and Tambuti’s Sisekelo Matsenjwa in a 2-all draw against Denver.