Pirates teenager bests Lorch and Memela

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Mahlonoka scooped the accolade with a fine strike against Black Africa Hopsol at the 2018 Future Champs tournament, as reported on the club's official website.

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Fellow development player Zakhele Lepasa was also nominated for the prize.

Zambian hitman Justin Shonga won the gong in February with a stunning long-range finish against Chippa United.

Past recipients include experienced utility man Thabo Matlaba and youngster Ricardo Lourenco.

Fans voted for the winner on Pirates' social media platforms.

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