Date: 21st January 2008 at 3:01pm
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Benjani had previously targeted 10-15 goals – but he is not content with that, he is now targeting a lifetime best of 20 as he has told The News: ‘I’m very, very happy. My target was between 10 and 15 goals, but now, as I’ve scored 12, I need to push more. Maybe I can even get more than 15.

‘If I score more it will be a bonus. In France I scored 16 in one season and in South Africa I scored 19 and I would like to beat that’.

In typical Benjani fashion though he was not concerned about scoring himself, simply winning was something that he was more concerned about and wanted more: ‘it was just a relief to score in front of our fans on Saturday. We didn’t win for a long time at home so I’m happy and the fans are, too. We hope to continue winning at home’.

15 goals was my aim for Benjani this season, if he can stay injury free and we keep creating him the chances and – most importantly in my opinion – we can get a goalscorer to play alongside him I reckon he can make 20 goals.

If he can get 20 it will be an incredible return and will well and truly stick 2 very big fingers up to those that had ridiculed him over the years – although in fairness he has already done this!


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