Knox Mutizwa scored the bicycle kick for Golden Arrows against Maritzburg United in August. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

JOHANNESBURG – Knox Mutizwa’s brilliant goal against KwaZulu-Natal neighbours Maritzburg United, on the opening day of the 2018/19 Premiership season, was confirmed on Monday as the August Goal of the Month. 

A moment of magic from the Golden Arrows forward saw him execute a stunning bicycle kick towards the end of the game, a strike that is now a contender for the Goal of the Season award.

Mutizwa’s effort, one of 70 goals for August, was selected from a short-list of 10 contenders from fan votes, who picked their favourite on the Premier Soccer League website.

Other contenders included Bidvest Wits’ Deon Hotto’s cracking strike against Kaizer Chiefs, Ronald Putche’s volley in Cape Town City’s win over SuperSport United and Joseph Mhlongo’s superb long-range effort for Black Leopards against Orlando Pirates.

The Zimbabwe-born Mutizwa becomes the third Golden Arrows player to win the Goal of the Month award in the past two Premiership seasons, following in the footsteps of Lerato Lamola and Siphelele Magubane.

African News Agency (ANA)