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PSL Team of the Season so far

PSL Team of the Season so far 2012/13

Posted: 12 February 2013 Time: 2:07 pm

KickOff.com’s Tiyani wa ka Mabasa picks out the best talent from the first 16 rounds of matches in South Africa’s top-flight, in anticipation of the restart of League action tonight.

We look back at the first half of the season by picking out the best performers from the first half of the season and not surprisingly, the log leaders Kaizer Chiefs and second-placed Orlando Pirates have the most players in the PSL Team of the Season so far this season.

GOALKEEPER
Senzo Meyiwa (Orlando Pirates) – It was touch and go between Meyiwa and Itumeleng Khune, but the Bucs keeper gets the nod because of his six clean sheets in 10 League starts, a great performance, especially for a player who had played only 22 League matches in the past four seasons.

DEFENDERS
Vuyo Mere (Platinum Stars) – Mere has been consistent at right-back, missing just one League match in the first half of the season.

Thabo Matlaba (Orlando Pirates) – A versatile player, who offers a lot defensively and in attack. In this team, he will play left-back.

Mulomowandau Mathoho (Kaizer Chiefs) – At the rate he is going, post-match presenters will have to take Venda lessons. He was named man of the match a handful of times in the first half of the season for his sterling display in the heart of defence.

Siyabonga Sangweni (Orlando Pirates) – Pirates have the best defence in the League and credit to players such as ‘Nsimbi’.

MIDFIELDERS
Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Kaizer Chiefs) – ‘Yeye’ dictates terms in central midfield. He missed one match in the League and that was the 2-0 loss to Platinum Stars on November 24. Chiefs missed him that day at Royal Bafokeng.

Dove Wome (Free State Stars) – Just a mention of his name will raise eyebrows, but I firmly he’s been one of the reasons Stars are fourth on the log. The Togolese international has scored four goals in 14 League starts.

Thuso Phala (Platinum Stars) – His persistent play at right-wing has been impressive.

Delron Buckley (Maritzburg United) – the 35-year-old was named man of the match an impressive four times in his first seven League games for the Team of Choice. His coach Ernst Middendorp commented: “He has been very influential for us; his movement on and off-the-ball and giving instructions to the players has been fantastic.”

STRIKERS
Lehlohonolo Majoro (Kaizer Chiefs) – Eight League goals in nine starts.

Katlego Mashego (Moroka Swallows) – Nine League goals in 10 starts, that makes up for a 90 percent scoring ratio based on games started. Hugely impressive for a striker playing for a team in 11th position on the log.

KICK OFF staff on the decision to go with Majoro and Mashego upfront: “Major scored more winning goals than Parker and, as for Mashego, he is a consistent scorer in comparison to Parker. That’s the reason Major and Mashego get the nod ahead of Parker.

BENCH
Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs) – Seven clean sheets in 16 League starts coupled with consistent play in goal.

Mohammed Awal (Maritzburg United) – He’s been one of the key players for the KZN club, specifically in defence because the club has the fourth joint best defence in the League. Little wonder then that he has been linked with Orlando Pirates.

Tshepo Gumede (Platinum Stars) – A star in the making. The Under-20 international has been in good company with Benson Mhlongo in central defence for Dikwena.

Mpho Matsi (University of Pretoria) – A consistent performer for the rookies. He played every single League match.

Sifiso Myeni (Orlando Pirates) – ‘Myessi’ attacks relentlessly and scores some fantastic goals.

Mokgakolodi Ngele (Platinum Stars) – The 22-year-old has shown some glimpses of brilliance in midfield.

Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs) – In simple terms, he has silenced his critics this season with nine League goals in 14 stars.

PLEASE NOTE: The team is selected based only on League matches.

Article by: Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

Previous comments on this story...

MAMINZELA
posted: 02:09 pm
Bench:Khune
MAMINZELA
posted: 02:09 pm
Bench:Parker
MAMINZELA
posted: 02:09 pm
On the Stands:Nyawana
-Cl!ck-
posted: 02:10 pm
@ Tiyani

Where is Kalaba in that team?.. Nxa!!!
THE GOLD & BLACK GLORY
posted: 02:12 pm
No one from Siwelele... ??? Bacela, Macini, Mogorosi....
By-force-by-fire
posted: 02:12 pm
This is a foolish selection. It was done with the heart and not the head.
MAMINZELA
posted: 02:13 pm
Coach of the Season so far:Rodger De Sa for Collecting 30 Points out of a Possible 39 which is 76 Percent Success Rate Compared to Baxter's 73 Percent Sucess rate form a possible 48 Points he collected 35 points
Naturena born killer
posted: 02:14 pm
Guess what MAKAKNIYA, Kaizer Chiefs is still dominating the PSL, not only bafana bafana
wa le bucs
posted: 02:14 pm
no place for the ever hard working Ntsumayelo! y explaine the exclusion of parker in the starting 11, Parker is a fluke!
El Kampion
posted: 02:15 pm
Parker played full back during AFCON he should replace Matlaba at left back
Khosified Jalinho
posted: 02:16 pm
Where is Slam Kat? GBPY.....!!!!
MAMINZELA
posted: 02:16 pm
Matlaba should have taken both the Left and Right back
El Kampion
posted: 02:16 pm
MAMINZELAposted: 02:13 pm | Report
Coach of the Season so far:Rodger De Sa for Collecting 30 Points out of a Possible 39 which is 76 Percent Success Rate Compared to Baxter's 73 Percent Sucess rate form a possible 48 Points he collected 35 points
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Stats don't lie Champ
MAMINZELA
posted: 02:18 pm
So Nyawana will NEVER even get a PSL nomination for an Award if this is anything to go by . . . . . . . SAD
Champ Joe Banana
posted: 02:18 pm
Article by: Tiyani wa ka Mabasa
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ha ha ha ha...... after all the pain you caused these idiots, epecially with the kalaba issue, this is the least you could do! and like idiots they are, they will be all over this blog, aboMamnzi with dirty panties. good work work khosi.....
mokonehimself
posted: 02:18 pm
Editor where is Mvesuma,mcfatty,Chinyama & Kalaba in dis team as we were made 2 believe dat dey are kings of soccer in dis country?
Happy Person
posted: 02:18 pm
Ag, keep dreaming wena stlatla
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 02:18 pm
This is rubbish man....where is RVP Mabena

We have to boycott ths poor journalism...serious
MAMINZELA
posted: 02:19 pm
El Kampionposted: 02:16 pm | Report
MAMINZELAposted: 02:13 pm | Report
Coach of the Season so far:Rodger De Sa for Collecting 30 Points out of a Possible 39 which is 76 Percent Success Rate Compared to Baxter's 73 Percent Sucess rate form a possible 48 Points he collected 35 points
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Stats don't lie Champ

I will wait for the Insults meanwhile . . . . . .
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 02:19 pm
This is rubbish man....where is RVP Mabena?

We have to boycott ths poor journalism
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