Friday, June 21, 2024

Musonda spectacular goal leaves Leopards on verge of promotion

Zambian striker Mwape Musonda has been hailed as the “Ronaldo” of South Africa on Saturday after his wonder goal pushed the club closer to promotion into the South African Premiership.

Musonda has been in fantastic form through out the season for Black Leopards finishing second on the National First Division top scorers chart and currently has 14 goals in 27 games.

The 27 year old striker equalised twice in a 2-2 draw at Platinum Stars in a thrilling Premiership/National First Division promotion/relegation play-off.

His first goal on 52 minutes at Moruleng Stadium in a northwestern village was a masterclass of agility and timing as he scored via a bicycle kick reminiscent of Gareth Bale’s effort in the UCL final.

A deep cross was nodded back to Mwape, whose spectacular strike flew past Platinum goalkeeper Dino Visser into the net.

“That goal resembled the Cristiano Ronaldo bicycle-kick goal for Real Madrid against Juventus in the Champions League this season,” said Masuthu.

Letsie Koapeng put Platinum ahead twice on 23 and 84 minutes only for Musonda to dash their hopes of victory by levelling after 52 and 87 minutes.

Drawing kept Leopards top of the three-club table with five points from three matches and a home win over Jomo Cosmos next Wednesday will seal promotion.

Platinum, forced into the play-offs with second-division sides Leopards and Cosmos after finishing second-last in the Premiership, are staring at relegation.

ZamFoot / thesouthafrican

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  1. What is wrong about including him in the national team if he is in great form and he is able to help the team in getting goals? How about the legendary Miroslav Klose of Germany who despite being in his 30s he was always an integral part of the team because of his goal scoring prowess. Age ain’t nothing but a number.If your young strikers cannot score why should not try out a Madala who is always making goal keepers pick up balls from the net each time he faces them? In fact football is about making use of an inform player instead of playing names as is the case now. Keep on doing what you do best Mwape Musonda and all the best to you.

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