Bidvest Wits striker Phakamani Mahlambi is a young man on a mission; determined to continue to strike fear into Absa Premiership defences.
The 18-year-old is one of the league’s most exciting prospects. He has scored some stunning goals this season, and also proved himself to be a game-breaker at the U23 African Cup of Nations in Senegal, where his pace, confidence and direct approach helped South Africa qualify for the Olympic Games.
Mahlambi has featured in eight league games for the Students, and has netted four goals to date, the latest coming in a 3-1 victory over Chippa United in Port Elizabeth on Sunday afternoon.
He trails club mate Daine Klate (six goals) as well as Black Aces striker Collins Mbesumsa (the PSL’s leading marksman with eight goals), but could be set to catch both of them if he continues on his current upward trajectory.
“I would like to be the top goal scorer for this season and that’s what I’m working towards. It felt amazing to score the first goal of 2016,” Mahlambi told the Bidvest Wits website.
“We need to give credit to the team, they worked very hard yesterday and I would like to give a special mention to [coach] Gavin Hunt,” he added.
The Johannesburg side are next in action when they take on Black Aces at the Bidvest Stadium on Friday night.