The Namibia Premier League has confirmed that Jerome Louis of Black Africa and Richard Kavendji of Hotspurs are the joint top goal scorers of the season with 12 goals each.
With one match to go they were level on 11 goals each, but both managed to score in their final matches, with the result that they will now share the N$15 000 first prize for the top goal scorer.
For Louis it just underlined the fact that he has been the NPL’s top marksman over the past five years.
In 2009 he won the award with a remarkable 22 goals in 22 matches, and the next season he once again won the award with 16 goals.
Last season Mighty Gunners striker Harold Ochurub won the award with 12 goals, while Louis finished joint fifth on six goals.
Kavendji’s performance has however been even more astounding considering that his team has been relegated after finishing bottom of the log. He has been remarkably consistent, scoring four goals in their last three matches, to keep the pressure on Louis.
After Hotspurs’ relegation, Kavendji told Namibia Sport that he would remain loyal to his team and help them gain promotion to the NPL again, but it will not be surprising if several Premier League clubs enquire about his services for next season.
Last season’s top scorer, Harold Ochurub finished third on 10 goals, while Civics striker Costa Khaiseb finished fourth on nine goals.
Emilio Martin of Ramblers and Hendrik Somaeb of Blue Waters finished joint fifth on eight goals each.
The NPL meanwhile could not confirm a date or a venue for the end of season prize giving ceremony yet.
The complete Top Goal Scorer’s list is attached.
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