Cranes captain loses out as Sundowns dominate PSL Awards night

Onyango who last won the award five years ago, played in 21 of his side’s 30 games and kept eight cleans sheets in the process as Sundowns won their 10th league title but could only be norminated alongside Akpeyi who managed 12 clean sheets and the eventual winner Williams. 

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The Uganda Cranes and Mamelodi Sundowns shot stopper Denis Onyango has lost out on the Premier Soccer League (PSL) Goalkeeper of the Season Award for the fourth consecutive season despite being norminated in all of the four.

SuperSport United goalkeeper Ronwen Williams was on Thursday evening announced the winner beating both Onyango and Kaizer Chiefs’ Daniel Akpeyi.

Williams who also won the Golden Glove award for keeping the highest number of clean sheets in the league (13), has now won the accolade twice in row having won it in 2019.

Super Sport’s Ronwel Williams| Courtesy photo.

Onyango who last won the award five years ago, played in 21 of his side’s 30 games and kept eight cleans sheets in the process as Sundowns won their 10th league title but could only be norminated alongside Akpeyi who managed 12 clean sheets and the eventual winner Williams.

Although Onyango lost, his side dominated the awards night as several of his teammates won big.

Themba Zwane was the King of the night as he scooped up the PSL Player of the Year Award for the first time in his career.

The 31-year-old  beat teammates Gaston Sirino, Peter Shalulile and Kaizer Chiefs’ Samir Nurkovic in the race.

To sum up the night, Zwane also won the PSL Players’ Player of the Year and Midfielder of the Season.

Former Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane also beat former Kaizer Chiefs tactician Ernst Middendorp and Erick Tinkler to the Coach of the Season Award.

Coach Pitso Mosimane during his days at Sundowns|File/Courtesy.

Mosimane was also recognised alongside Mr Stan Matthews and Mr Alvin Naicker for the PSL Presidential Award for their contribution to the development of the game in South Africa.

Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana’s 45-yard cracker against Cape Town City won Goal of the Season while Gaston Sirino won the Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament Award.

All the winners:

MTN8 Last Man Standing

Bradley Grobler – SuperSport United

Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament

Gaston Sirino – Mamelodi Sundowns

Nedbank Cup Most Promising Player

Victor Letsoalo – Bloemfontein Celtic

Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament

Keletso Makgalwa – Mamelodi Sundowns

GladAfrica Championship Top Goalscorer

Abednigo Mosiatlhaga – Ajax Cape Town

PSL Assistant Referee of the Season

Shaun Olive

PSL Referee of the Season

Jelly Chavani

Absa Premiership Goalkeeper of the Season

Ronwen Williams – SuperSport United

Absa Premiership Defender of the Season

Rushine De Reuck – Maritzburg United

Absa Premiership Midfielder of the Season

Themba Zwane – Mamelodi Sundowns

Themba Zwane carried the night as he won three accolades|PSL.

Absa Premiership Young Player of the Season

Goodman Mosele

Absa-Lutely Goal of the Season

Hlompho Kekana – Mamelodi Sundowns

Absa Premiership Coach of the Season

Pitso Mosimane – with Mamelodi Sundowns

Players’ Player of the Season

Themba Zwane – Mamelodi Sundowns

PSL Footballer of the Season

Themba Zwane – Mamelodi Sundowns

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