TEFU SCORE BIG AT THE AWARDS
By: Ndumiso Nxumalo
Kaizer Chiefs defender Tefu Mashamaite came up trumps, bagging three awards, at the 2014/2015 Premier Soccer League Awards held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg on Sunday.
The Amakhosi defender walked away with R450 000 in prize money for being named the 2014/15 Footballer of the season, Absa Premiership Players’ Player of the season and the Absa Premiership Defender of the season.
Sports analyst Bongani Yengwa said Mashamaite deserved all his awards due to his performances throughout the season.
“There is no doubt that he played a vital part in making sure that Amakhosi retained the Absa Premiership title and with him playing all the games it makes him stand out as the best,” said Yengwa.
“I still think that Eric Matoho could have won something with his contribution also not only to the team but also for his outstanding performance in the national team,” concluded Yengwa.
Other winners on the night included Mamelodi Sundowns player Teko Modise who was crowned Absa Premiership Midfielder of the season and the Nedbank Cup player of the tournament.
SuperSport United’s Dove Wome won the Telkom Knockout player of the tournament while Kaizer Chief’s George Maluleka was named as the MTN8 Last Man Standing.
Bidvest Wits goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs was named Goalkeeper of the season with his teammate Phumlani Ntshangase being crowned Young player of the season.
Other winners includes:
Nedbank Cup Young player of the tournament: Tashreeq Morris (Ajax Cape Town)
National First Division Top Goal scorer of the season: Phumelele Bhengu (Thanda Royal Zulu)
MultiChoice Diski Challenge player of the tournament: Dikgang Ngcobo (University of Pretoria)
Assistant Referee of the season: Peter Chauke
Referee of the season: Phillip Tinyani
Absa Premiership Coach of the season: Stuart Baxter (Kaizer Chiefs)
Absa Premiership Top Goal Scorer of the season: Moeketsi Sekola (Free State Stars)
Absa Premiership Absa-lutely Awesome Goal of the season: Menzi Masuku (Orlando Pirates).