Thwala wins PSL top award

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates defender Lucas Thwala’s great performance this season was rewarded on Sunday night when he was named Absa Premiership Player of the Season during the PSL end of season awards held in Johannesburg.

Thwala beat his teammate Teko Modise and SuperSport United defender Morgan Gould to walk away with the trophy plus a cheque for R150 000 from the sponsors Absa.
Teko Modise was named Player's Player of the Season and also went home with a cheque worth R150 000.
The other winners of awards that also included Nedbank Cup, MTN 8 and Telkom Cup are as follows:
Absa Premiership

Goalkeeper of the season - Kennedy Mweene (Free State Stars) R50 000
Young Player of the season - Bongani Khumalo (Supersport United) R50 000
Coach of the season - Gavin Hunt (Supersport United) R75 000
Lesly Manyathela Golden Boot Award - Richard Henyekane (Golden Arrows) R75 000
Absa-lutely Awesome Goal of the season - Ryan Botha (Moroka Swallows) R50 000

Chairman's award
Andre Arendse - (Supersport United) R50 000
John Maduka - (Bloemfontein Celtic) R50 000
Telkom Cup

Player of the tournament - Franklin Cale (Ajax Cape Town) R250 000

Player of the tournament - Gert Schalkwyk (Kaizer Chiefs) R150 000
Nedbank Cup

Most promising player of the tournament - Andile Jali (University of Pretoria) R25 000

Player of the tournament - Mthokozisi Yende (University of Pretoria) R100 000
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