Mshishi bags inaugural FOTS award

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The South African Football Journalists' Association has named Themba Zwane as the winner of their inaugural Men's Footballer of the Season award for 2019/20.

Themba Zwane has beaten teammate Hlompho Kekana, Kaizer Chiefs duo Samir Nurkovic and Lebogang Manyama, as well as former Highlands Park striker Peter Shalulile to the SAFJA prize.

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Zwane managed an impressive 26 goal contributions across 41 appearances in all competitions as he played an integral role in Mamelodi Sundowns' historic domestic treble last season.

The 30-year-old has been a consistent performer for The Brazilians over the last six seasons, helping them to four Absa Premiership crowns, two Telkom Knockout cups, two Nedbank Cups, as well as the CAF Champions League and CAF Super Cup.

'Mshishi' walks away with a trophy and a photo collage of his 2019/20 season, while also being able to select an amateur club of his choice to receive media training from the journalists' association.

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"We are fortunate to have our sponsors Hollywoodbets as a part of this, and they also have ambassadors Brian Baloyi and Jerry Sikhosana, who will be joining us to give back to the amateur team, and it will not only involve media training but also some life skills lessons," explained SAFJA chairperson Velile Mnyandu.

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View the five nominees as well as their stats in the gallery below

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