Phakaaathi Reporter
1 minute read
23 Jan 2020
3:17 pm

WATCH: Mosimane, Motupa and Nurkovic claim PSL monthly awards

Phakaaathi Reporter

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane and Gift Motupa of Bidvest Wits have been named the Absa Premiership Coach and Player of the Month awards for December respectively.

Samir Nurkovic of Kaizer Chiefs wins Goal of the Month and December has a new recipient, with Gift Motupa of Bidvest Wits walking away with the accolade during the Absa Premiership monthly awards press conference at PSL Headquarters. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

The coach and player were honoured after stellar performances in the Absa Premiership at the end of last year.

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Mosimane, who is no stranger to winning individual monthly accolades, took home the award for the first time in the 2019/20 Absa Premiership campaign.

During the month, Mosimane guided Sundowns to two victories over Stellenbosch FC and Polokwane City as well as playing 1-1 draw against fellow title chasers, Bidvest Wits. He was chosen ahead of Wits’ Gavin Hunt and Norman Mapeza of Chippa United by a panel of experts made up of commentators, analysts and former players.

The 55-year-old coach was praised for his great player management and maintaining consistency in the league during a period where they travelled regularly out of the country for the Caf Champions League and played in a domestic cup final.

Motupa claimed the Absa Premiership Player of the Month award with two goals and an assist as Wits won two fixtures against Cape Town City and Golden Arrows as well as drawing with Sundowns.

He has proven dependable for Wits as they juggle between domestic and continental football. This was the 25-year-old’s first Absa Premiership individual monthly award.

Meanwhile, Samir Nurkovic of Kaizer Chiefs was awarded with the Absa Premiership Goal of the Month award for December, for his taken strike from the near post against Bloemfontein Celtic.

The goal was chosen by football loving supporters, who voted for their favourite goal via the Premier Soccer League (PSL) website.

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