Striking prize for Dewee

2015-06-03 06:01
RECOGNISED: Sinki Leshabane, chairperson of Mangaung Unite FC, with Cedric Dewee, the club’s top scorer.

Voight Mokone

RECOGNISED: Sinki Leshabane, chairperson of Mangaung Unite FC, with Cedric Dewee, the club’s top scorer. Photo: Voight Mokone

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MANGAUNG UNITE FC striker Cedric Dewee was the big winner at his club’s annual end of the season awards ceremony at Luxor Lodge in Bloemfontein on Sunday (31/05) night.

The Philippolis-born Dewee scooped the Top-scorer Award that goes with a cheque worth R6 000 and the Patrick Malokase Award (amount undisclosed).

Speaking to Express after he was handed his awards, Dewee said he was grateful to God for giving him the talent. He thanked his teammates for their support and supplying passes to him.

“I am very happy and proud to receive these awards.

“I want to thank the management, fellow players, technical staff and our supporters for these awards,” he said.

“We did not reach our target (winning the league), but I strongly believe we laid a solid foundation to challenge for (league) honours in the new season.

“All the guys are disappointed we didn’t make it to the national play-offs. We will come back stronger next season,” he added.

The 27-year-old hitman, who featured in almost every match for Mangaung this season, has already set himself a target for next season.

“I have scored 14 goals this season, but I believe I should have found the back of the net more than 20 times.

“The credit goes to the goalkeepers of the teams because they denied me most of the time.

“I played for Hunters FC the previous season and I scored 17 goals. I had hoped to score more than 18 goals this term.

“My new target for next season is 20 goals.

“I would be the happiest man alive to score 20 or more goals and help my team to win the league,” said Dewee.

The Player of the Season Award and R5 000 went to Sello Mamogwe.

“Honestly, I didn’t expect to win this award. It could have easily been won by any of my fellow players. I believe each and every player in the team did well this season,” said Mamogwe.

The Rookie of the Season Award was won by Tebogo Potsane, adding R3 000 to his pocket – while Katleho Mofokeng walked away with the Most Improved Player of the Season Award that carried R3 000 in prize money.

Thabiso “Jomo” Motajane received the Leshabane Eyeworld Award that goes with a cheque of R3 000.

The Chairperson’s Award was handed over to Papiki Ntja. For his efforts, he received R5 000.

Baikgaki Ramfate claimed the Player’s Player of the Season Award and he smiled all the way to the bank with a cheque of R5 000.

Coach Litre Mokitlane was presented with a special award and he banked R10 000 in the process.

The glittering event was attended by a horde of dignitaries.

Among them were Bloemfontein Young Tigers chairman, Khoarai Khoarai, former Bloemfontein Celtic, Orlando Pirates and Platinum Striker Patrick Malokase.

Other winners (Mangaung Unite FC Development Side):

Tumelo Mokhouwa – Player of the Season (R1 500)

Tumelo Motsetse – Player’s Player of the Season (R1 500)

) Mangaung Unite FC is a professionally run club that campaigns in the ABC Motsepe League.

The club is owned by Sinki Leshabane. In the 2013-’14 season, the team spent in the region of R50 000 in prize money for individual players’ awards

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