Coach, player awarded

2015-11-04 12:38

JOHANNESBURG. – Collins Mbesuma, the Mpumalanga Black Aces striker, and Gavin Johnson, the coach of Platinum Stars, have scooped the Player and Coach of the Month Awards respectively for September and October.

Platinum Stars have enjoyed a great start to the season, which has seen them go unbeaten in eight matches.

The team of Platinum Stars, also called Dikwena, currently leads the 2015-‘16 Absa Premiership log standings with 18 points after eight matches, having scored 15 goals in the process.

This is the most by any club at this stage of the campaign.

Johnson’s return to his old club has coincided with Stars putting together a string of impressive displays since the start of the league campaign in August.

The judges praised Johnson for his tactical acumen, putting together a formidable outfit and grinding out the results even when the odds were stacked against Dikwena.

The rise to form by Mpumalanga Black Aces this season has been largely led by Mbesuma, the Hurricane, who has rattled the net five times in nine matches, to sit jointly on top of the goal scorers’ chart.

The judges deliberated on a number of other candidates in this category.

They felt, however, that the Zambian striker had done enough to deserve the award.

As proud sponsors of the Absa Premiership, Absa congratulated Johnson and Mbesuma on winning the accolades for September and October.

They have played an integral part in making the league as exciting as it is thus far.

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