Mafco FC Striker Richard Mbulu has stepped forward in golden boot race after registering a hat trick on Sunday to inspire his side to a deservedly 3-1 victory over relegation bound Karonga United.
Karonga United took lead in the early minutes of the game through a Lughindiko Mushani strike but that remained their only goal up to final whistle.
But the party did not last long as Mbulu equalised moments later before giving his side a lead midway into the first half.
He completed his hat trick in the second half to bring his tally of goals to 17 in the 2016-17 league season.
Meanwhile, Mbulu has 17 goals, seconded by Chiukepo Msowoya of Nyasa big bullets who has 13 goals while Peter Wadabwa of be Forward Wanderers 12 , Manase Chiyesa of Kamuzu Barracks have scored 11 goals each.