Jerry Sikhosana: Former strikers can help solve goalscoring crisis in the PSL

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Sikhosana is the latest former striker to weigh in on the lack of goals in the Premier Soccer League this season

Legendary Orlando Pirates striker Jerry Sikhosana believes former strikers like himself need to be roped in to help alleviate the country's well-documented goalscoring crisis.

"With the crisis we have, we should be having people who coach strikers. Where are we lacking now? It's in attack. So, can't we have people who can come in and specialise in that department," Sikhosana told the media.

Last week saw the PSL enduring an alarming 14 goalless draws across the midweek and weekend match days.

Sikhosana, who was a deadly marksman for Bucs during his playing days, does not see himself as the best man for the job because there are the likes of Phil Masinga who can train the current crop of strikers in the PSL.

"We need to have people like myself, and I'm not saying I'm the best, but we also have people like Phil. This is a crisis," Sikhosana said.

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Many attributes the lack of goals to the type of football displayed by most teams which comes across as rigid, defensive and unattractive, but Sikhosana doesn't concur.

"We play good football and it shows in other departments that we are improving, but it's only just to put the ball in the back of the net," Sikhosana said.

"People just don't want to see teams having ball possession. They want to see goals and that's all that matters," Sikhosana concluded.

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