At last. Silver Strikers marksman Khuda Muyaba has lived to his word and overtaken Be Forward Wanderers talisman Babatunde Adepoju in the chase for the TNM Super League Golden Boot Award.
Muyaba took his tally to 15 on Saturday when the Central Bankers played out a one-all draw against Mzuni FC at Mzuzu Stadium. Collen Nkhulambe netted the equaliser for the Mzuni.
However, Muyaba failed to further increase hs tally yesterday when Silver went down 2-1 to Moyale Barracks.
Babatunde, who set the pace in the first round, is stuck at 14 goals, having only scored twice in the second round.
In an interview yesterday, Muyaba said he will not sit on his laurels.
“Kutsogola sikufika. I am on it. But there is still a long way to go and I just have to keep up the momentum.
“The one who wants it more will get it in the end and that has to be me,” he boasted.
The Nomads were on bye in the TNM Super League at the weekend having played against Masters Security FC in the Fisd Challenge Cup round of 16 on Saturday.
The development is a big boost for Muyaba who has been recalled into the Flames camp ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan’s Bright Stars at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre with the return leg slated for Uganda nine days later.
Muyaba was dropped after he mocked fellow national team players as ‘cricketers’ through a video clip that went viral on social media during the 2019 Cosafa Cup.
However, Flames coach Meke Mwase said the striker has been recalled after showing remorse when he wrote an apology letter. Last week, Babatunde declined to comment much on the race, saying: “Let us see what happens at the end of the season.”