The PSL has seen a number of top class strikers play in South Africa over the years and some were locally while some were foreign. As we all know that strikers are judged through scoring goals, there are those strikers who managed to score goals and win awards in the history of South African football. Let us look at the former PSL strikers who were very lethal in front of goals.
Gerald played for a number of teams in South africa and also played abroad. He was part of the Pirates team that was regarded as the best ever Pirates team playing alongside the likes of Dumisa Ngobe. He joined Pirates from Hellenic where he made a name for himself in South African football. He also played for Bafana Bafana before retiring.
Known as ‘Trompies’, Pollen scored a lot of goals in South African football. He played for both Kaizer chiefs and Orlando Pirates. Before joining the Soweto giants, Pollen played for the then Manning Rangers which is the team that won the inauguration of the PSL in 1997. Pollen also played in Turkey where he spent a number of years. He retired at Orlando Pirates in 2001 after 11 years of professional football both locally and in Europe. Pollen also played for Bafana Bafana where he scored a few goals.
The man known as ‘Mambush’ by fans was one of the best strikers in South African football. He has won a few top goalscorer awards in South Africa where he played for Mamelodi Sundowns. Mambush used to score goals almost in each and every game he played. He played at Sundowns for six full years until he retired in 2001. Mambush has also played for Bafana Bafana where he scored a few goals.
Bruce played for Orlando Pirates and Manning rangers in the PSL and was one of the best strikers during his playing days. He was a member of the Pirates team that won the CAF Champions league and the CAF Super cup in 1995 and 1996. Bruce was one of the local lethal strikers in South African football and was very quick with an eye for goals. He has also played a few Bafana Bafana games during those days.
Andries ‘Local is Lekker’ Sebola was one of the best super-subs in South African football. He played for the then Mahwelereng Real Rovers before being snatched up by the mighty Orlando Pirates where he scored a lot of goals. He has scored a lot of goals coming in as a sub and was sometimes used in the first eleven but was not that effective when starting with a game. He was very good reading the game from the bench and when introduced he would not take more than ten minutes to score a goal. At Real rovers he played alongside the likes of Alex Bapela.
Godfrey played for Black Leopards, Supersport United and Orlando Pirates in South African football. He was one of the best strikers during his playing days and scored a lot of goals. He was a natural striker who was very lethal in front of goals. He started his professional career at Black leopards before being snatched up by the Gauteng teams which are Supersport United and Orland Pirates.
Kenny played for Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns in South African football. He scored a lot of goals for both teams and was mostly used as a lone striker. He was very powerful and could hold the ball until his teammates arrived to help him.
Raphael Chukwu Ndukwe
The Nigerian striker was one of the best strikers during his days when playing for Mamelodi Sundowns. He also represented Nigeria while playing for Sundowns which shows how important he was as a striker. he scored a lot of goals in the PSL and was one of the most feared strikers.
The late Zambian international was very lethal in front of goals and scored a lot of goals for Orlando Pirates Football Club and the Zambian national team during his playing days. He has also been the leading goalscorer in the PSL. He was rated as one of the bets strikers in African football.
Dennis was a natural striker who was only meant to score goals in the field of play. He played for a number of years in South Africa and was given the nickname ‘Chesa Mpama’ because of his scoring abilities.
The former Kaizer Chiefs striker was a true striker who scored a lot of goals for Chiefs during their trophy collection in the PSL. Kabamba was from the Democratic republic of Congo (DRC) and was also part of the DRC national team during his playing days. He has also won many awards in the PSL.
The Venezuelan striker was very lethal in front of goals and has played for both Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs in the PSL. He has also played for Venezuela national team. He is currently 36 years old and still playing football at home in Venezuela. He was one of the best strikers in South Africa while playing for chiefs and Sundowns.
When he first came to South Africa he played for Sundowns for three years before being snatched up by Kaizer Chiefs where he also played for three years. In total Jose spent 6 years in South Africa.
The former Nigerian striker played for Wits University football Club in South Africa and scored a number of vital goals for ‘The students’ during his playing says in the PSL. He was one of the best strikers for Wits University and he was famously known for scoring a winning goal when Wits won the Coca Cola Cup against Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium.
Blaise Lelo Mbele
Lelo Mbele played for Amazulu and Orlando Pirates football club in South Africa and was from the DRC. He is currently playing at home in DRC for DC Motema Pembe. He was a natural striker who scored a lot of goals for Pirates during his playing days in South Africa. He also played for the DRC national team.