Siphiwe Tshabalala thrilled with PSL goal award as he looks to help Kaizer Chiefs bounce back
Posted: 11 July 2017 Time: 12:59
Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala was delighted to win the Absa Premiership Goal of the Season award and is determined to help Amakhosi bounce back in 2017/18.
'Shabba' pipped Baroka goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke to the accolade at the PSL's annual prize-giving in Sandton on Monday night.
“I am grateful to win the award," Tshabalala told his official website, having pocketed R50 000 for his winning strike against SuperSport United on April 29.
“It is yet another award on the long and fulfilling journey I have taken with football. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to point at something at the end of what was not a ceremonial season.”
Meanwhile, Shabba is eager to see Chiefs back on top after two years without silverware under coach Steve Komphela.
“We are already back at training and I think this is the time to start giving it 100 percent. We have to be positive and build towards a season we can make satisfactory. It is up to us and the rest will fall in place as we fight ahead. So I am looking forward to next season already.”
The Soweto giants will meet Township Rollers in the Bokone Bophirima Maize Cup at James Motlatsi Stadium in Orkney on Saturday (12h00 kick-off). The one-day competition also includes Platinum Stars and Free State Stars, who clash in the other semi-final.
Komphela's men then face Rollers in Botswana on July 22 (15h00 kick-off) at Francistown Stadium.
Amakhosi will close out their pre-season campaign with the Carling Black Label Cup clash with Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium on July 19 (15h00 kick-off).