The curtain came down on a historic and landmark 2009/2010 PSL season at the State Theatre in Pretoria on Sunday evening when the League hosted its annual PSL Awards.
Veteran Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Arthur Bartman rolled back the years when he was awarded with the Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament gong.
Guests were treated to an array of entertainment in a show screened live by both the SABC and SuperSport.
SuperSport United’s Morgan Gould scooped the evening’s flagship award, the PSL Player of the Year for 2009/2010. He had close competition from Katlego Mphela and Elias Pelembe, but the voting from all 16 Premiership clubs coaches went in favor of Gould.
“Tonight is not only a celebration of player excellence, but also the achievement of the PSL this season,” said PSL CEO, Kjetil Siem.
“It was an extremely challenging season, but I’m extremely happy at what we have achieved on and off the field.”
“Congratulations to all the winners and nominees this evening. You certainly deserve all the accolades,” added Siem.
In other awards, Daine Klate was crowned the Absa Premiership Player of the Season while Katlego Mphela walked away with the Absa Premiership Players Player of the Season award.
Matthew Pattison and Patrick Phungwayo grabbed the two Nedbank Awards on offer – the Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament and the Nedbank Cup Most Promising Player.
Promising Golden Arrows midfielder, Njabulo Manqana picked up the MTN8 Player of the tournament.
PSL Chairman, Dr Irvin Khoza, dedicated the Chairman’s award to SuperSport United after their third consecutive triumph in the Absa Premiership.
There was also an award for the top goal scorer in the National First Division and that was shared by Mulondo Sikhwhivilu and Tebogo Mashaba.
FULL LIST OF AWARDS, NOMINEES and WINNERS
PSL Player of the Year
Morgan Gould – winner – R250 000
SuperSport United – R100 00
Referee of the Season
Buyile Gqubule – winner – R50 000
Assistant Referee of the Season
Geronimo Piedt – winner – R40 000
NFD Top Goalscorer
Mulondo Sikhiwhivilu and Tebogo Masahaba – R25 000 each
Absa Premiership Player of the Season
Daine Klate – Winner – R150 000
Absa Premiership Players Player of the Season
Katlego Mphela – Winner – R150 000
Absa Premiership Goalkeeper of the Season
Moeneeb Josephs – Winner – R50 000
Absa Premiership Coach of the Season
Gavin Hunt – Winner – R75 000
Absa Red Hot Young Player
Siyanda Xulu – Winner – R50 000
Absa-lutley Awesome Goal of the Season
Rudolf Bester – Winner – R50 000
Absa Premiership Top Goalscorer
Katlego Mphela – Winner – R50 000
Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament
Arthur Baartman – Winner – R200 000
MTN8 Player of the Tournament
Njabulo Manqana – Winner – R150 000
Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament
Matthew Pattison – Winner – R100 000
Nedbank Cup Most Promising Player
Patrick Phungwayo – Winner – R25 000