Citizens skipper toast of the league

2017-07-13 06:00
Thulas Nxesi, Minister of Sport and Recreation, and Footballer of the Year,Lebogang Manyama during the 2016/2017 PSL Awards evening at Sandton Convention Centre, on Monday.

Thulas Nxesi, Minister of Sport and Recreation, and Footballer of the Year,Lebogang Manyama during the 2016/2017 PSL Awards evening at Sandton Convention Centre, on Monday.

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Cape Town City’s Lebogang Manyama was the big winner on Monday night as the curtain finally closed on the 2016/17 season at the Premier Soccer League’s Awards ceremony in Sandton.

The Citizens skipper - also this season’s KICK OFF Footballer of the Year - Manyama claimed the prestigious PSL Player of the Season award.

Manyama has captained his side to third place in the league, as well as achieving Telkom Knockout glory just 144 days into the club’s existence.

Manyama walked away with a total of R425 000 on the night, having claimed the league’s topscorer prize for his 13 goals, as well as the Players’ Player of the Season gong.

Teammate Aubrey Ngoma was also recognised for his efforts across the season as he was named Telkom Knockout Player of the Season as well as the PSL Midfielder of the Season.

League winners Bidvest Wits enjoyed widespread recognition as well, with Darren Keet claiming the Goalkeeper of the Season award, Thulani Hlatshwayo winning the Defender of the Season award, Phakamani Mahlambi claiming the PSL Young Player of the Season award while Gavin Hunt was named the 2016/17 Coach of the Season.

Other big winners on the night included Wits’ Daine Klate who was named MTN8 Player of the Tournament while Orlando Pirates’ Abbubaker Mobara claimed the Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament prize.

All the night’s winners, in order of being announced:

MTN8 Last Man Standing: Daine Klate (Bidvest Wits) - R80 000.

Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament: Aubrey Ngoma (Cape Town City) - R200 000.

Nedbank Cup Young Player of the Tournament: Nduduzo Sibiya (Golden Arrows) - R50 000.

Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament: Abbubaker Mobara (Orlando Pirates) - R150 000.

NFD Top goal scorer (winner): Sedwyn George (Royal Eagles - 20) - R50 000.

MultiChoice Diski Challenge Top Goal Scorer: Tshegofatso Mabaso (Bloemfontein Celtic - 12).

MultiChoice Diski Challenge Player of the Tournament: Keletso Makgalwa (Mamelodi Sundowns) - R30 000.

PSL Assistant Referee of the Season: Luvuyo Pupuma - R40 000.

PSL Referee of the Season: Phelelani Ndaba - R50 000.

Absa Premiership Goalkeeper of the Season: Darren Keet (Bidvest Wits) - R50 000

Absa Premiership Young Player of the Season: Phakamani Mahlambi (Bidvest Wits) - R50 000.

Absa Premiership Coach of the Season: Gavin Hunt (Bidvest Wits) - R75 000

Absa Premiership Top goal scorer: Lebogang Manyama (Cape Town City - 13) - R25 000.

Absa Premiership Defender of the Season: Thulani Hlatshwayo (Bidvest Wits) - R50 000

Absa Premiership Midfielder of the Season: Aubrey Ngoma (Cape Town City) - R50 000.

Absa Premiership Goal of the Season: Siphiwe Tshabalala (Chiefs vs SuperSport United, 29 April 2017) - R50 000.

Absa Premiership Player of the Season: Lebogang Manyama (Cape Town City) - R150 000.

PSL Footballer of the Season: Lebogang Manyama (Cape Town City) - R250 000.

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