The Premier Soccer League (PSL) finished off the 2014/15 with its annual awards ceremony at the Sandton Convention Centre last night.
Kaizer Chiefs’ Tefu Mashamaite walked away with half a million rands and the title of the best player in the Premier Soccer League last night. Mashamaite also won the defender of the season and players’ player of the season awards at the
Another big winner for the evening was veteran midfielder Teko Modise of Mamelodi Sundowns. The 32-year-old Modise walked away with awards for midfielder of the season and player of the tournament in the Nedbank Cup.
Bidvest Wits, who finished third in the PSL at 52 points, went into the awards with three nominations. Moneeb ‘Slimkat’ Josephs took the goalkeeper of the season nod while Phumlani Ntshangase was chosen as the young player of the season.
Wits’ Thulani Hlatshwayo was also nominated but lost the defender of the season award to Mashamaite.
Kazier Chiefs were the biggest winners of the evening, with two pieces of silverware under their belt from the MTN 8 and the ABSA Premiership 2014/15 title. Coach Stuart Baxter of Amakhosi Amahle walked away with coach of the season and George Maluleke was the last man standing in the MTN 8.
A complete list of the winners is below:
Champions: SuperSport United
Player of the Tournament: Dove Wome (Supersport United)
Champions: Kazier Chiefs
Last Man Standing (player of the tournament): George Maluleke (Kazier Chiefs)
All three nominated players in this category were from Kazier Chiefs
Champions: Mamelodi Sundowns
Player of the Tournament: Teko Modise (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Young Player of the Tournament: Tashreeq Morris (Ajax Cape Town)
Other awards within the PSL:
Top Goal scorer in the National First Division: Phumelele Bhengu (Thanda Royal Zulu)
Multichoice Diski Challenge Player of the Tournament: Dikgang Ngcobo (University of Pretoria)
Referee of the Season: Phillip Tinyani
Assistant Referee of the Season: Peter Chauke
Chairman’s Award: Botha Msila – staunch supporter of Bloemfontein Celtics
Goalkeeper of the Season: Moneeb Josephs (Bidvest Wits)
Young Player of the Season: Phumlani Ntshangase (Bidvest Wits)
Coach of the Season: Stuart Baxter (Kazier Chiefs)
Top Goal Scorer of the Season: Moeketsi Sekola (Free State Stars)
ABSA Premiership Champs: Kazier Chiefs
Defender of the Season: Tefu Mashamaite (Kazier Chiefs)
Midfielder of the Season: Teko Modise (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Absa-lutely Awesome Goal: Menzi Masuku (Orlando Pirates)
Players’ player of the Season (voted for by other players): Tefu Mashamaite (Ka9izer Chiefs)
Footballer of the Season (voted for by the 16 PSL coaches): Tefu Mashamaite (Kaizer Chiefs)