Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane and Gift Motupa of Bidvest Wits, have been named the Absa Premiership Coach and Player of the month for December respectively.
The coach and player were honoured after stellar performances in the Absa Premiership at the end of last year.
During the month, Mosimane guided Sundowns to two victories over Stellenbosch FC and Polokwane City as well as playing 1-1 draw against fellow title chasers, Bidvest Wits. He was chosen ahead of Bidvest Wits’ Gavin Hunt and Norman Mapeza of Chippa United, by a panel of experts made up of commentators, analysts and former players.
PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Motupa claimed the Absa Premiership Player of the Month award with two goals and an assist as Bidvest Wits won two fixtures against Cape Town City FC and Lamontville Golden Arrows as well as drawing with Mamelodi Sundowns. This was the 25-year old’s first Absa Premiership individual monthly award.
GOAL OF THE MONTH
Samir Nurkovic of Kaizer Chiefs was awarded with the Absa Premiership Goal of the Month award for December, for his cleverly taken strike from the near post against Bloemfontein Celtic.
The goal was chosen by football loving supporters, who voted for their favourite goal via the Premier Soccer League (PSL) website.
Shortlisted goals are available on the PSL website for football supporters and the general public to vote for.
For winning the monthly awards, all three winners will each receive R5 000.