Gabadinho Mhango of Orlando Pirates celebrating one of his 3 goals during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 game between Polokwane City and Orlando Pirates at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane,Limpopo the on 07 January 2020 © Kabelo Leputu/BackpagePix

Gabadinho Mhango of Orlando Pirates celebrating one of his 3 goals during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 game between Polokwane City and Orlando Pirates at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane,Limpopo the on 07 January 2020 © Kabelo Leputu/BackpagePix

PSL stats: Top scorers, most goals by team and latest video highlights – 1 March 2020

It was a thrilling weekend in the PSL with Kaizer Chiefs claiming the spoils in the Soweto Derby. Here are the latest top scorers and video highlights as on 1 March 2020.

Gabadinho Mhango of Orlando Pirates celebrating one of his 3 goals during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 game between Polokwane City and Orlando Pirates at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane,Limpopo the on 07 January 2020 © Kabelo Leputu/BackpagePix

Gabadinho Mhango of Orlando Pirates celebrating one of his 3 goals during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 game between Polokwane City and Orlando Pirates at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane,Limpopo the on 07 January 2020 © Kabelo Leputu/BackpagePix

Despite losing to Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto Derby over the weekend, Orlando Pirates striker  Gabadinho Mhango remains in pole position for the PSL’s top scorers this season.

Amakhosi extended their lead to seven points at the top of the league standings, while Bucs remained third on the log.

The Buccaneers started the match brightly launching attacks – trying to unsettle the visitors by getting an early goal.

But in the end, Lebogang Manyama’s first-half goal – completely against the run of play – was the only goal of the match, a rare sight for Chiefs this season.

Coach Ernst Middendorp was overjoyed with his side after they completed the league double over their Soweto rivals.

“It’s quite a good outcome, we were talking a lot about advice from Steve Komphela, Jomo [Sono] and basically they are right. These last ten games it’s about mentality, how you handle it, how you take it,” Middendorp told SuperSport TV.

“And I know my players, I know this team, I know them very well, I could see during the week already that we’re prepared, we want it and unfortunately here and there some injuries.

“Leonardo [Castro] had to go off as you see, Willard Katsande had to go out and that’s always a difficult moment, players from the bench, in particular huge compliment to [Anthony] Akumu coming on and taking over in a really crucial position.

“I’m very proud of it and I think each and everybody on the Kaizer Chiefs side, players, technical team, supporters, deserve this moment and they should enjoy it.”

Chiefs still top the log for most goals by a team so far this season, though.

Elsewhere over the weekend, Highlands Parks and Golden Arrows drew 1-1. The draw left Abafana Bes’thende placed eighth on the league standings, while the Lions of the North remained seventh on the log.

Wits’ hopes of winning the title this season was also handed a blow as they fell to a 2-0 loss away to SuperSport United at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Saturday evening.

Get the full list of results from South Africa’s PSL as well as the latest standings here.

South Africa Premiership (PSL) top scorers as on 1 March 2020

The table below shows the total number of goals scored by a player as well as their percentage contribution of their team’s total goals.

PlayerTeamPlayer Goals/Team GoalsContribution
G. MhangoOrlando Pirates14/3540%
P. ShalulileHighlands Park12/2646%
S. NurkovicKaizer Chiefs11/4028%
K. MutizwaGolden Arrows11/2152%
B. NtuliAmaZulu FC11/1385%
B. GroblerSuperSport United10/3231%
K. R. ErasmusCape Town City FC9/2832%
T. ZwaneMamelodi Sundowns8/2928%
L. CastroKaizer Chiefs7/4018%
N. MabenaBloemfontein Celtic7/3321%

PSL most goals: Teams

TeamPGF
Baroka FC2313
AmaZulu FC2313
Chippa United2315
Lamontville Golden Arrows2221
Stellenbosch FC2321
Polokwane City2321
Black Leopards2221
Maritzburg United2322
Bidvest Wits1924
Highlands Park2326
Cape Town City FC2228
Mamelodi Sundowns FC2029
SuperSport United2332
Bloemfontein Celtic2233
Orlando Pirates2235
Kaizer Chiefs2140

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