Orlando Pirates' Saleng - A Potential Candidate For PSL Footballer Of The SeasonOrlando Pirates' Saleng - A Potential Candidate For PSL Footballer Of The Season

Orlando Pirates’ Saleng – A Potential Candidate For PSL Footballer Of The Season

Orlando Pirates' Saleng - A Potential Candidate For PSL Footballer Of The Season
Orlando Pirates’ Saleng – A Potential Candidate For PSL Footballer Of The Season

Monnapule Saleng, the winner of the 2020-21 NFD Golden Boot, has been a consistent performer for Orlando Pirates this season.

While he has been one of the standout players in the league, the question remains whether he deserves the PSL Footballer of the Season award.

Fans are currently engaged in this debate, with many advocating for Saleng’s nomination for the top award. GOAL has analyzed and presented reasons why Saleng should be considered for the prestigious accolade.

Orlando Pirates' Saleng - A Potential Candidate For PSL Footballer Of The Season
Orlando Pirates’ Saleng – A Potential Candidate For PSL Footballer Of The Season

Saleng’s performance for the Buccaneers in the current campaign has been consistent as he continues to score and create goals for the team.

With his left foot, he has demonstrated that the team can rely on him week after week, resulting in his recent recall to the Bafana Bafana squad.

The Bloemhof-born player has won more Man of the Match awards than any other player this season, having been named eight times in 15 matches across all competitions.

As a former star of Orbit College, he has scored a total of nine goals during this period.

Saleng has demonstrated that he values team success more than personal achievement.

Orlando Pirates' Saleng - A Potential Candidate For PSL Footballer Of The Season
Orlando Pirates’ Saleng – A Potential Candidate For PSL Footballer Of The Season

Despite his impressive performances, the speedy winger is always quick to credit his teammates and coaches for the team’s success in his post-match interviews.

Additionally, Saleng has contributed to the team as a whole, evidenced by his five assists across all competitions, highlighting his importance as a team player.

Saleng, a former Free State Stars player, has proven himself to be a winner, having played a key role in helping Orlando Pirates secure the MTN8 title.

Saleng scored the winning goal in the final, further strengthening his case for the PSL Footballer of the Season nomination, particularly given his exceptional performance in the tournament, where he was arguably the best player.

The PSL award for Footballer of the Year is given to the most exceptional player of the season, taking into account their performance in all competitions.

Saleng has performed superbly in all competitions, having been named Man of the Match in the PSL, MTN8, and Nedbank Cup, a testament to his outstanding contribution as the best player on the pitch.

 

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