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Siphiwe Tshabalala and Ramahlwe Mphahlele win big at Kaizer Chiefs awards

Posted: 1 June 2017 Time: 23:12

Kaizer Chiefs celebrated the achievements of their players during the 2016/17 season at a glitzy ceremony held in Kayalami on Thursday evening. 

Last year midfielder Willard Katsande made a virtual clean sweep at the awards as he scooped Player of the Season, Players' Player of the Season, Online Player of the Season and Fans' Player of the Season.

This year belonged to both Siphiwe Tshabalala and Ramahlwe Mphahlele, the duo taking home all of the major awards on offer.

Veteran midfielder Tshabalala won the most coveted of all the awards as his contributions during the campaign earned him Player of the Season.

Tshabalala's eight goals this season also earned him the Top Scorer accolade whilst his stunning free-kick against Free State Stars in February was named Goal of the Year.

Meanwhile, Mphahlele also won big during his maiden season at Chiefs since joining the club from Mamelodi Sundowns at the beginning of the campaign.

The 27-year-old was consistently good in the 29 league starts he made for the Glamour Boys and walked away with a number of awards, including the prized Players' Player of the season.  

“It is important for the club to review and take note of some of the highlights of the season and show appreciation to all involved in continuing to contribute to the rich history of this institution,” said Chiefs executive chairman Kaizer Motaung. 

“It is no secret we were found wanting when it mattered most during the season and the team failed to fulfil our desires and expectations. But learning the key lessons is always important after disappointing results because they will help us to pave the path for success next season.”

Chiefs Award Winners

Vodacom Player of the Season (R 100 000)
Siphiwe Tshabalala

Players’ Player of the Season (Prize: Toyota RAV4)
Ramahlwe Mphahlele

Vodacom Fans’ Player of the Season (R 50 000)
Siphiwe Tshabalala

Most Improved Player (R 30 000)
Edmore Chirambadare

Top Scorer (R 30 000)
Siphiwe Tshabalala (8 goals)

Black Label Goal of the Year (R 20 000)
Siphiwe Tshabalala
(vs Free State Stars 07/02/2017)

Nike Online Player of the Season (R 25 000)
Ramahlwe Mphahlele

Hollard Fair Play Award (R20 000)
Ramahlwe Mphahlele

Vodacom Players of the Month (R10 000)

August – Lorenzo Gordinho
September – Lorenzo Gordinho
October – Lorenzo Gordinho
November – Ramahlwe Mphahlele
December – Bernard Parker
February – Joseph Molangoane
March – Joseph Molangoane
April – Siphiwe Tshabalala
May – Ramahlwe Mphahlele

Chairman's Special Award
Louis 'Sprinter' Tshakoane (PRO from 1982-1999)

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