Mutizwa favourite for Golden Boot

HARARE - Highlanders forward Knox Mutizwa is on the verge of a remarkable achievement as he remains top of the goal-scoring charts with only one game left before the season ends.

Mutizwa, who has been magnificent for the Bulawayo giants this season, is set to win the Castle Lager Premiership Golden Boot award.

The 22-yea-old, who rose through Bosso ranks to become an integral player for both club and country, has scored 14 goals in this campaign going into the last round.

Mutizwa could still be overtaken by Chicken Inn striker Edmore Chirambadare, whose team will face Division One-bound Flame Lily in their last game.

But Chirambadare would need to score at least four goals to overhaul Mutizwa’s tally and hope the red-hot Bosso foward fires blanks.

Chirambadare started the season on a high, which also earned him a call-up to the national team, but somehow he lost his touch along the way.

He, however, made a steady recovery to be back in contention for the award.

The Golden Boot Award carries a price money of $1 500 and Mutizwa will be determined to add to his tally when Bosso face ZPC Kariba in their last match.

Meanwhile, preparations for the 11 finalists for the 2015 Castle Soccer Star of the Year are at an advanced stage.

The voting, to be held next Monday, will this year move along with technology by using a secret computerised electronic ballot.

The electronic voting system will be supervised by a panel of experts that will include media house editors, football stakeholders as well as Delta Beverages’ internal and external audit firms.

The Coach of the Year, Rookie Player of the Year and Best Under-20 will also be selected on the day.

There are prizes too for the Goalkeeper of the Year, the Most Disciplined Team of the Year and the Top Goalscorer.

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