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Solinas: We have the league’s best strikers

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Defensive midfielder, Willard Katsande, came to Chiefs’ rescue as they laboured to a 1-0 victory against Black Leopards thereafter

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GIOVANNI Solinas is optimistic that Kaizer Chiefs will produce a top goal scorer come the end of the season, despite the fact that after starting the season like a house on fire Amakhosi’s attackers are going through a bit of a dry spell. Solinas, however, is not worried about his misfiring attack.

“We have good players. I’m not worried about this (dry spell). I’m sure that when this season ends and when the league finishes, our strikers would have more goals. I’m confident (about that),” Solinas (pictured) said.

Chiefs strikers haven’t scored in the past three matches. Defender and midfielder Ramahlwe Mphahlele netted the winner for Amakhosi against SuperSport United in the quarter-final of the Telkom Knockout the previous weekend.

Defensive midfielder, Willard Katsande, came to Chiefs’ rescue as they laboured to a 1-0 victory against Black Leopards thereafter.

The team then fired blanks this past weekend in a 0-0 stalemate against Chippa United at Moses Mabhida.

“I’m not worried about this. If I check the last three games we created more chances. It is very important to create chances. If we were not creating chances then I would start to get worried, but we are creating,” Solinas explained.

Khama Billiat has scored the most goals in the league for Amakhosi notching up four strikes, and trails Tshegofatso Mabasa of Bloemfontein Celtic by a single goal.

“We have very good strikers,” the coach added. “We have the best strikers in the league. We have (Leonardo) Castro, Billiat, (Dumisani) Zuma, (Bernard) Parker, Lebo Manyama, and Pule (Ekstein) is also an attacking player.”

Amakhosi have produced four Golden Boot winners in the Premier Soccer League era. Pollen Ndlanya won the Golden Boot for Amakhosi in 1998/99 with 21 goals. Collins Mbesuma scooped the award in 2004/5 with 25 goals in the league and 35 in all competitions, while Knowledge Musona took it in 2010/11.

Parker top scored in 2013/14.

Solinas is confident that the fifth award is on its way, with Chiefs being among the highest scorers in the league.

They are level with Bidvest Wits on 15 goals while Orlando Pirates lead with 16 strikes.