PSL’s Standout Player And Coach Of The Month Winners Revealed
The Premier Soccer League (PSL) recently unveiled the winners of the Player of the Month and Coach of the Month awards for February/March. This announcement came just two weeks after the PSL announced the first winners of the season.
Iqraam Rayners of Stellenbosch FC claimed the Player of the Month award after delivering an outstanding performance during the February/March period. Rayners, a swift forward, scored five goals in four games, including the decisive goal in the 2-1 victory against Chippa United. He also scored a brace in Stellenbosch FC’s 2-1 triumph over Richards Bay in Durban and added an equalizing goal in the side’s 1-1 draw against the runaway leaders, Mamelodi Sundowns. The judges commended him for his consistently impressive displays in front of the goal. Monnapule Saleng of Orlando Pirates and Cassius Mailula of Mamelodi Sundowns were also in contention for the award.
Rulani Mokwena, the coach of Mamelodi Sundowns, won the Coach of the Month award for guiding his team through the month unbeaten. This is Mokwena’s second Coach of the Month award in succession this season. He led his side to two victories and a draw in three DStv Premiership matches, helping the Brazilians stretch their lead atop the league standings. The team started the period with a 1-0 away win against Orlando Pirates before thrashing Royal AM 5-1 at home and finishing with a 1-1 draw against Stellenbosch FC.
The judges praised Mokwena’s ability to maintain a winning formula while rotating his squad, particularly since the team was also involved in the CAF Champions League. He beat Stellenbosch FC’s Steve Barker and SuperSport United’s Gavin Hunt to the award.
In August, Melusi Buthelezi of TS Galaxy FC won the Player of the Month award, while Jose Riveiro of Orlando Pirates was named Coach of the Month. Salim Magoola of Richards Bay FC claimed the Player of the Month award for September/October, while Gavin Hunt won the Coach of the Month award. Ronwen Williams of Mamelodi Sundowns won the Player of the Month award for December/January, while Rulani Mokwena was named Coach of the Month.
The PSL is known for producing some of the most talented football players and coaches on the African continent. These awards recognize the hard work and dedication of the players and coaches who have excelled in their respective roles during the month in question. Winning these awards is a testament to the individual’s skill, as well as the team’s overall performance.
The Player of the Month and Coach of the Month awards are highly coveted by football players and coaches in South Africa. Winning these awards not only demonstrates an individual’s outstanding performance on the field, but it also serves as a source of motivation for the rest of the team. The PSL’s recognition of these players and coaches highlights the importance of their contributions to the sport and inspires others to strive for excellence.
In conclusion, the PSL’s announcement of the Player of the Month and Coach of the Month awards for February/March has recognized the hard work and dedication of Iqraam Rayners and Rulani Mokwena, respectively. The PSL is committed to promoting excellence in South African football and these awards are a testament to the league’s ongoing efforts to raise the standard of football in the country.