The 31-year-old was last night named the club's Player of the Season – pocketing R40 000 for his efforts – and chatting to KickOff.com at the function in Polokwane, Bobe says it is a huge motivation for an "old man" like him.
"I'm happy … as a player, it is a great thing when you are honoured and it boosts you for the upcoming season to push more because you want to achieve more. I will better my performance in the new season, because as you can see I'm an old man now so I'm pushed to achieve more while I still have the time," he says.
The Randfontein-born midfielder was in demand last year, with reports linking him to clubs such as Platinum Stars, but he opted to stay put and, in hindsight, he feels it was a good idea to remain at the Limpopo side.
"I had too many offers last season, but sometimes we tend to forget that it is not about money; I'm happy where I am, honestly, and Black Leopards have been taking good care of me," Bobe says.
Meanwhile, Leopards team manager Sam Khaphathe was handed the chairman's award and took home a R100 000 cheque for his contribution behind the scenes.
Bobe says Khaphathe fully deserves the recognition by the top management.
"Sam runs things at the club; he is like the chairman of the club. He doesn't only run the team, but he also scouts for players. I was one of the players he scouted. He has done a lot for this team and he deserves what he got," Bobe concludes.