SOUTH AFRICA: SuperSport United striker Evans Rusike would love to challenge for the PSL Golden Boot, but says that’s not his biggest priority.
Rusike joined Matsatsantsa from Maritzburg United halfway through last year, after SuperSport’s main man upfront Jeremy Brockie left the club to join Tshwane rivals Mamelodi Sundowns.
Rusike, though, struggled to find form, scoring just one goal for the side in his first five months.
But things have changed for the lanky forward. He is playing in a different role, coming in from the left flank to support striker Bradley Grobler. Despite not being the target man, Rusike has bagged four goals in all competitions, three of which have been scored in the Absa Premiership.
If he carries on this way, then he could claim the league’s top scorer award, which was shared by Percy Tau and Rodney Ramagalela last season with 11 goals.
“Any striker would want to go for it [the Golden Boot], but I must not put pressure on myself,” the Zimbabwean international tells KickOff.com.
He adds: “At first I want to see the team doing well. If the team does well, then all these other things will come.”
Rusike will be one of the key men for Matsatsantsa when they take on Black Leopards at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday (15h00).