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Phakaaathi Reporter
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30 Jan 2019
2:32 pm

Leopards duo win PSL monthly awards

Phakaaathi Reporter

Musonda and Kerr receive player and coach of the month.

Dylan Kerr coach of Black Leopards and Mwape Musonda of Black Leopardsduring the PSL Monthly Awards at PSL Offices (Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

Black Leopards striker Mwape Musonda together with his coach Dylan Kerr have been named the Absa Premiership Player and Coach of the Month for December and January period.

Musonda has been in fine form, scoring in all four of Black Leopards’ outings during the period, which has since seen him scoring more goals than any other player in the Absa Premiership so far this season.

The Zambian has been an instrumental figure in the Black Leopards’ attack. His goals have resulted in the team shooting up the log standings to 11th position from the relegation zone.

Orlando Pirates’ Thembinkosi Lorch, Polokwane City captain Jabulani Maluleke, and Mthobi Mvala of Highlands Park were amongst the contenders for the award, also having impressed during the period of December 14 – January 22.

Kerr, who has previously coached in Tanzania and Kenya, guided Lidoda Duvha to fantastic home victories over SuperSport United and AmaZulu, an away win against Baroka FC and a 1-1 draw to Golden Arrows. The December-January period saw Leopards collect an impressive 10 points from a possible 12 under Kerr’s guidance.

During the period, Kerr’s side scored an impressive eight goals while conceding three. Kerr was commended by the panel of judges for turning things around after finding Leopards in a lowly position on the log and introducing an exciting brand of entertaining and captivating football.

Coaches that received great praise for their remarkable work during the period included Pitso Mosimane of Mamelodi Sundowns, Bidvest Wits’ coach Gavin Hunt, and Benni McCarthy of Cape Town City.

 

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