Malawi Defence Force (MDF) football teams have produced most sharp shooters, led by runners-ups Moyale Barracks’ Gastin Simkonda’s 17 goals in the 2014 season that ended on Saturday.
Simkonda has barely matched last season’s tally of 17 goals set by Ishmael Thindwa while at Epac before moving to Caps United of Zimbabwe.
Down the scorers’ chart, Deus Nkutu, whose Golden Boot chase was curtailed by an injury during Moyale’s 1-0 loss to Big Bullets at Kamuzu Stadium last Saturday, lies second on 16 goals.
He is followed on third place by Salima MDF outfit Mafco’s Kalisto Kalinda on 14 goals and Red Lion’s Kumbukani Mwambene on 13 goals.
“We are hard working in the Army and it is not surprising that we have dominated the scoring,” Kalinda said on Friday.
Lying fourth on 12 goals is Asedi Ayami of Airborne Rangers, then Schumacker Kuwali of Blue Eagles with 11 goals. Kelvin Hanganda from yet another MDF team, Kamuzu Barracks, comes sixth on 10 goals alongside Azam Tigers’ Bright Munthali.
The champions Bullets’ leading scorer is Jaffalie Chande on seven goals, six of which he scored while at Epac.
No striker has scored more than 18 goals for over eight seasons. Ganizani Malunga scored 28 goals in 2003, a record for this decade. n