Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Who will scoop the player of the season award?

The Be MOBILE Premier League season is coming to an end on May 21 and without doubt, it has been a scintillating campaign. On the field of play, we have seen some players outperform themselves week in and out for their respective clubs.

Sunday Standard reporter TSHEPO MOLWANE picks some players who might steal the show at the awards and win the converted prize.

Edwin Olerile (Township Rollers)
Without doubt he has been a consistent performer at Township Rollers this season before an unfortunate injury ruled him out of the remaining four games of the season. Scored some crucial goals along the campaign, which surely contributed to the success of Mapalastina. When Joel Mogorosi left for Mochudi Centre Chiefs in January, he took over the captaincy and led like a true soldier. There are those who say he does not have positional discipline but I turn to differ. He takes my vote for the Player of the Season, if it eludes him, it will be quite unfortunate.

Lawrence Majawa (Township Rollers)
This is another player who had an outstanding season at the heart of Rollers’ midfield. A disciplined player who hardly finds himself in the referee’s books but carries his duties whole heartedly. Part of the reason Rollers seem destined to back to back league titles is because of the work that Majawa has done for the team. At times when Rollers were found wanting, Majawa was called to play in the heart of the defence and did a marvelous job. He is a role model to most of the youngsters. He was rewarded for the outstanding performances with call-ups to the Malawian national team, something which proves his quality. If the award does not go to Olerile, he is the second in line.

Galabgwe Moyana (Mochudi Centre Chiefs)
This is one youngster who has come to the party this season. He has not allowed the big-name players at Mochudi Centre Chiefs overshadow him. When it mattered most, he has raised his hand to coach Rahman Gumbo and delivered the goods. He won the hearts of most supporters with trade-mark freekicks which at times helped his side gain some valuable points. It is his down to earth attitude which has helped improve his game. If Chiefs manage to hold onto him for next season, he is going to be one of the key players.

Joel Mogorosi (Mochudi Centre Chiefs)
Another player who had a fantastic season. He might have dumped Rollers at the most crucial stage of the season, but Mogorosi’s performances from the beginning of the season were superb. His runs down the flanks proved problematic to the opposition. He scored goals with ease at Rollers and even showed his class when he joined Magosi in January. Who would forget his brace against Rollers in February which nearly brought Rollers’ title ambitions into tatters.

Godfrey Ngele (Uniao Flamengo Santos)
He is definitely an outsider for the award considering the position of his team in the league but he deserves credit for playing like a true leader. Without Ngele, Santos have looked out of sorts. He combined well with his younger brother Mogakolodi and Bakang Moeng at the heart of the midfield to punish opponents. He was rewarded with a call-up to the national team as coach Stanley Tshosane recognized his potential. It is without doubt that Santos might miss him next season if he decides to join BDF XI like has been reported.


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