Mokwena, Mabasa Win DStv Premiership Monthly Awards

Orlando Pirates striker Tshegofatso Mabasa’s five goals in May was rewarded with a DStv Premiership Player of the Month award, while Rulani Mokwena of Mamelodi Sundowns has been rewarded with the DStv Premiership Coach of the Month award, to make it three for the season.

Mabasa scored five goals in May to lead his side to a second placed finish in the DStv Premiership and secured a spot in the CAF Champions League.

Mabasa finished the season as the league’s top goal scorer with 16 goals.

Mabasa beat Cape Town City’s Jaedin Rhodes, Oswin Appollis of Polokwane City and Sanele Barns from Richards Bay to the May award.

Mokwena’s charges played seven games in a space of a month but still managed four wins, two draws and a single defeat, the only one of the season, a 1-0 to Cape Town City.

Mokwena beat Cape Town City’s coach Eric Tinkler to the award, with the Citizens also having had a good month and became the only side to beat Sundowns this season.

Moroka Swallows’ midfielder Lindokuhle Mtshali, has won the last DStv Premiership Goal of the Month award for the season, as he took home the prize for May. Mtshali showed great technique in executing his goal from the edge of the 18-yard area in Swallows win over Stellenbosch FC.

All the three winners will each receive R7, 000 from league sponsors, DStv, for their accolades.

Written by: Diski Voice