NO PLAYER OF THE SEASON AWARD!
By: Sphamandla Blose
The nominees for the 2012/13 ABSA Premier League Awards have been categorised, and surprisingly with no player of the season being revealed.
SuperSport has revealed that the Player of The Season Award was withdrawn, reportedly “to avoid” the controversy of that award and the Footballer of the Season. Footballer of the Season is an award given to a player based on their performance across all competitions and is not sponsored by ABSA.
Judges made this decision on the 16 May 2013 and the nominees were made for the remaining categories. Here are the names of the nominees in alphabetical order.
Absa Premier League Coach of the Season:
Stuart Baxter (Kaizer Chiefs)
Cavan Johnson (Platinum Stars)
Clinton Larsen (Bloemfontein Celtic)
Absa Premier League Goalkeeper of the Season:
Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs)
Senzo Meyiwa (Orlando Pirates)
Ronwen Williams (Supper Sports United)
Absa Premier League Young Player of the Season:
Tsepo Gumede (Platinum Stars)
Ronwen Williams (Supper Sport United)
Bongani Zungu (University of Pretoria)
Absa-lutely Awesome Goal:
Mor Diouf (Supper sport United) vs. Mamelodi Sundowns, 10 March 2013
Fikru Lemessa (Free State Stars) vs. Kaizer Chiefs, 16 February 2013
Sfiso Myeni (Orlando Pirates) vs. Free Stated Stars, 10 November 2012.