Mamelodi Sundown’s Pitso Mosimane and Gift Motupa of Bidvest Wits have been named the Absa Premiership Coach and Player of the Month for December, respectively.
Mosimane, who is no stranger to winning individual monthly accolades, took home the award for the first time in the 2019/20 Absa Premiership campaign.
During the month, Mosimane guided Sundowns to two victories over Stellenbosch FC and Polokwane City, as well as playing 1-1 draw against fellow title chasers, Bidvest Wits. He was chosen ahead of Bidvest Wits’ Gavin Hunt and Norman Mapeza of Chippa United, by a panel of experts made up of commentators, analysts and former players.
The 55-year-old coach was praised for his great player management and maintaining consistency in the league during a period where they travelled regularly out of the country for the CAF Champions League and played in a domestic cup final.
Player of the Month
Motupa claimed the Absa Premiership Player of the Month award with two goals and an assist as Bidvest Wits won two fixtures against Cape Town City FC and Lamontville Golden Arrows, as well as drawing with Mamelodi Sundowns. He has proven dependable for Bidvest Wits as they juggle between domestic and continental football. This was the 25-year-old’s first Absa Premiership individual monthly award.
Absa Premiership Goal of the Month
Samir Nurkovic of Kaizer Chiefs was awarded with the Absa Premiership Goal of the Month award for December, for his cleverly taken strike from the near post against Bloemfontein Celtic.
The goal was chosen by football-loving supporters, who voted for their favourite goal via the Premier Soccer League (PSL) website.
Proud sponsors of the Absa Premiership, Absa, continues to reward football supporters that vote for the winning goal during the 2019/20 campaign. Every month, one lucky fan will win the jersey of their favourite Absa Premiership club. The winning fan will be selected through a random draw after voting for their favourite goal.
Shortlisted goals are available on the PSL website for football supporters and the general public to vote for.
For winning the monthly awards, all three winners will each receive R5 000.