Rulani Mokwena says there is only one candidate for Footballer of the Season after Andile Jali scooped the Player of the Month for December.
This season, Jali has inspired the runaway DStv Premiership leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.
He has picked up numerous man-of-the-match awards while helping his side to a 14-point lead over Orlando Pirates at the halfway stage of the current top-flight campaign.
While Mokwena and co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi claimed a third successive Coach of the Month award in December, Jali has been the leading light in a team full of shining stars.
"AJ has been phenomenal so far this season. His level of consistency, ability to play from a psychological perspective, with the same engagement and attachment even after good performances has been exceptional," said Mokwena.
"Giving performances where you are getting averages of seven or eight for every match this season is probably the most difficult thing in football for a player. But he needed to be given praise for all the hard work (that that he's put in).
"But we continue to work in this way. And maybe the debate will start. Because I am surprised that with AJ and Mshishi's (Themba Zwane) consistency, the debate of the Footballer of the Season hasn't started. I'm very surprised."
"Mokwena added: "But hopefully now that AJ has won the Footballer of the Month award, rightfully so, maybe we, together with the media, can start (asking) whether Andile Jali is the Footballer of the Season so far this season?"