South Africa-based forward Khuda Muyaba has missed the South African second-tier National First Division (NFD) golden boot by a whisker after finishing as runner-up to eventual winner Sakhile Hlongwa.
According to the league’s official website www.thenfd.co.za, the Polokwane City FC marksman finished as joint second top scorer with Black Leopards’ Tiklas Thutlwa on 13 goals, a goal short of Richards Bay’s Hlongwa.
Myaba, who led the scorers chart for the better part of the season, was not available for comment yesterday.
The NFD concluded at the weekend and Polokwane, who also have two other Malawians Dennis Chembezi and Mike Mkwate, finished sixth in the 16-team league with 41 points.
Polokwane ended their nine-game winless run on their final game after thrashing Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila 4-2 in the Limpopo derby on Sunday afternoon at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Richards Bay emerged champions with 54 points and have earned automatic promotion to the DStv Premiership. They are followed by University of Pretoria with 52 points.
University of Pretoria will be involved in the relegation/promotion play-offs.
Muyaba won the TNM Super League Golden Boot Award in 2019 with 21 goals while starring for Silver Strikers.
He joined Polokwane City the same year, but his debut season was marred with controversy and he was nearly released.
The 28-year-old is also a key forward for the Flames and featured in all the matches at the delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon in January this year.