Rediscovery of Form:
Cape Town City’s Khanyisa Mayo, previously a target for Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs, is reclaiming his goalscoring prowess in the current season. Despite a slow start, the 25-year-old has notched up seven league goals, putting him in direct competition with Sundowns’ Lucas Ribeiro Costa for the PSL Golden Boot.
Competition with Ribeiro:
Both Mayo and Ribeiro currently share the top spot with seven goals each. Mayo, determined to avoid a repeat of last season’s shared Golden Boot with Peter Shalulile, is focused on securing an outright lead in the goalscorers standings.
As Mayo aims for solo recognition, Cape Town City faces crucial upcoming matches, including a CAF Champions League encounter with Pyramids on December 19, followed by a PSL clash against Kaizer Chiefs on December 23.
In a statement to KickOff, Mayo expressed his determination, stating, “This time I’m not sharing. I want to be a solo winner and be recognized amongst the best in the country.” Mayo attributes his resurgence to patience and composure, emphasizing the significance of finding his scoring rhythm after a challenging start.
While Mayo pursues individual accolades, Cape Town City is also chasing Mamelodi Sundowns for the top spot in the league standings. Mayo’s contributions become crucial for the team’s pursuit of victories to narrow the eight-point gap between them and Sundowns.
Setback with Suspension:
However, Mayo faces a setback as he received a two-match suspension for a second yellow card for diving in the recent encounter against Stellenbosch. Consequently, he will miss the crucial Christmas Eve clash against Sundowns and the subsequent fixture against Cape Town Spurs on New Year’s Eve.
As Khanyisa Mayo eyes solo glory in the PSL Golden Boot race, his performances hold significance not only for personal achievement but also for Cape Town City’s aspirations in the league. The suspension poses a challenge, but Mayo’s determination and contributions remain pivotal in the team’s pursuit of success.