Hunt Throws Hat Into The Ring For PSL Player Of The Year Award
SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt has thrown his hat into the ring for the PSL Player of the Year award, but he doesn’t believe Ronwen Williams should be the one to win it. Despite Williams breaking a PSL record for the most clean sheets in a single season, Hunt argues that an outfield player should receive the accolade and that a goalkeeper should only win it if their team has struggled throughout the season.
Hunt believes that Teboho Mokoena should be the clear winner from the current Mamelodi Sundowns team, stating that he has been the Player of the Year for him. Hunt made his comments to reporters in Tshwane on Tuesday, saying that although Williams has had a fantastic season, it’s not a good sign if the goalkeeper is the Player of the Year.
Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Ronwen Williams made history in PSL football after keeping yet another clean sheet in his team’s 2-0 win over Marumo Gallants on Saturday night. The win took Sundowns to 69 points, and Thapelo Morena opened the scoring for the team in the first half before Themba Zwane secured the win with a second-half goal.
Williams’ incredible form has seen him set a new PSL record for the most clean sheets in a single season, with a total of 18. This surpasses the previous record of 17 held by Moeneeb Josephs, set during the 2009-10 season while he was playing for Orlando Pirates.
Despite Williams’ record-breaking achievement, Hunt believes that the Player of the Year award should go to an outfield player. While he acknowledges that Williams has had a magnificent season, he feels that it’s important to consider the team’s overall performance when deciding who should receive the accolade.
As the PSL season draws to a close, the conversation around the Player of the Year award will no doubt continue to heat up. With Williams breaking records and Mokoena impressing for Sundowns, it remains to be seen who will ultimately be crowned the best player of the season.