Bongi Ntuli says he would win the Absa Premiership Golden Boot if he signed for Orlando Pirates

Ntuli, who is tied in second place on the Absa Premiership leading scorers’ chart with Cape Town City’s Kermit Erasmus on seven goals, is only one goal shy of leaders Knox Mutizwa and Peter Shalulile.

If the 28-year-old does move to Pirates, having been linked with the Soweto club in the media, it would not be the first time he joins a big club as his time at Mamelodi Sundowns is well documented.

The Buccaneers are believed to be in search of a striker, with names such as Bradley Grobler also thought to be on top of their shopping list.

According to Ntuli, playing alongside a talented bunch of players like the ones at Pirates could easily win him the Absa Premiership Golden Boot award.

“I would be very happy hey. I would be very happy to play for a big team,” Ntuli tells reporters.

“No [offer has been made yet], at the moment it’s been something I only see in the papers.”

Ntuli says there are things he would do differently to what he did during his time at Sundowns if he could get another opportunity to join one of the big three.

“Working hard in the gym, being serious, then I’m sure I can also be given a chance. As a striker I can add something like scoring goals maybe,” he says.

“I think maybe if I can get to play for a team like Pirates there are a lot of goals I can score because it’s a big team that knows how to play. I think I can get a lot of chances of scoring many goals there.

“It can happen that I win the top goalscorer award if I join Pirates because even here at AmaZulu I will continue working hard and scoring goals. But it will depend [laughs].

“If I can get a full season with Pirates, I can score a lot for them because as you know a net never gets full. As long as I get chances I would continue scoring for them.

“Nothing went wrong at Sundowns, it’s just that I was not given a chance, but other than that nothing went wrong, I was always at training.”

Ntuli says he is not aware of how many seasons are left in his contract with Usuthu but trusts that the club management won’t give him any problems when it’s time for him to leave.

“I’m also not sure [about my contract] but I can tell you some other time because for now, I’m at another club. They won’t do anything bad because they are good people at AmaZulu,” he explains.

“I haven’t discussed that [leaving the club] with them cause even me it’s something I only see in the papers at the moment.”

In January, AmaZulu revealed on their website that the striker had signed a three-year deal with the club.

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