Mashamaite dominates PSL awards
Posted: 17 May 2015 Time: 10:58 pm
Kaizer Chiefs captain Tefu Mashamaite won the Absa Premiership Footballer of the Season, the players' player and best defender prizes at the PSL's annual awards ceremony in Sandton on Sunday.
Mashamaite, who pocketed R450 000 in prize money, was recognised for his role in helping the Glamour Boys to a League and MTN8 double in record-breaking fashion in 2014/15.
In the Footballer of the Season category he beat teammate Mulomowandau Mathoho and Pokokwane City midfielder Cole Alexander.
For the Players' Player of the Season Mashamaite trumped Mathoho and Mamelodi Sundowns ace Teko Modise, while he denied Mathoho again and Bidvest Wits' Thulani Hlatshwayo for Defender of the Season honours.
The tough-tackling Mashamaite, whose contract at Naturena expires in June, was also named the KICK OFF Footballer of the Season earlier this month.
Amakhosi mentor Stuart Baxter won the Coach of the Season accolade, beating off competition from Sundowns' Pitso Mosimane and Kosta Papic of City.
Downs midfielder Modise won both the Absa Premiership Midfielder of the Season and Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament prizes.
Wits pair Phumlani Ntshangase and Moeneeb Josephs picked up the Absa Premiership Young Player of the Season and Goalkeeper of the Season awards respectively.
Dove Wome was named the Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament, while Chiefs midfielder George Maluleka was deemed the top performer of the MTN8.
Orlando Pirates rookie Menzi Masuku bagged the Absa Premiership Absa-lutely Awesome Goal of the Season award for his stunning strike in a 4-1 win over SuperSport United on April 29 at Orlando Stadium.
Full list of winners:
Absa Premiership Footballer of the Season (R250 000): Tefu Mashamaite.
Absa Premiership Players' Player of the Season (R150 000): Tefu Mashamaite.
Absa Premiership Midfielder of the Season (R50 000): Teko Modise.
Absa Premiership Defender of the Season (R50 000): Tefu Mashamaite.
Absa Premiership Young Player of the Season (R50 000): Phumlani Ntshangase
Absa Premiership Goalkeeper of the Season (R50 000): Moeneeb Josephs.
Absa Premiership Coach of the Season (R75 000): Stuart Baxter.
Absa Premiership top scorer (R25 000): Moeketsi Sekola (14 goals).
Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament (R200 000): Dove Wome.
MTN8 Last Man Standing (R80 000): George Maluleka.
Nedbank Cup Young Player of the Tournament (R50 000): Tasreeq Morris.
Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament (R150 000): Teko Modise.
NFD Top Scorer: Phumelele Bhengu (22 goals).
MultiChoice Diski Challenge Player of the Tournament: Dikgang Ngcobo.
Referee of the Season (R50 000): Phillip Tinyani.
Assistant Referee of the Season (R40 000): Peter Chauke.
The Chairman's Award: Botha Msila (Bloem Celtic supporter).
Absa Premiership winners: Kaizer Chiefs.
National First Division winners: Golden Arrows.
MTN8 winners: Kaizer Chiefs.
Telkom Knockout winners: SuperSport United.
Nedbank Cup winners: Mamelodi Sundowns.
MultiChoice Diski Challenge winners: University of Pretoria.