Bartman wins TKO best player award

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

Elias Pelembe

Katlego Mphela

Chairman’s Award

SuperSport United – R100 00

Referee of the Season

Buyile Gqubule – winner – R50 000

Jerome Damon

Daniel Bennet

Assistant Referee of the Season

Geronimo Piedt – winner – R40 000

Toko Malebo

Enoch Molefe

NFD Top Goalscorer

Mulondo Sikhiwhivilu and Tebogo Masahaba – R25 000 each

Absa Premiership Player of the Season

Daine Klate – Winner – R150 000

Morgan Gould

Katlego Mphela

Absa Premiership Players Player of the Season

Katlego Mphela – Winner – R150 000

Elias Pelembe

Daine Klate

Absa Premiership Goalkeeper of the Season

Moeneeb Josephs – Winner – R50 000

Tshepo Motsoeneng

Emile Baron

Absa Premiership Coach of the Season

Gavin Hunt – Winner – R75 000

Boebie Solomoms

Hristo Stoitchkov

Absa Red Hot Young Player

Siyanda Xulu – Winner – R50 000

Andile Jali

Thandani Ntshumayelo

Absa-lutley Awesome Goal of the Season

Rudolf Bester – Winner – R50 000

Tlou Segolela

Vinent Khobola

Absa Premiership Top Goalscorer

Katlego Mphela – Winner – R50 000

Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament

Arthur Baartman – Winner – R200 000

Mandla Masango

Dipsey Selolwane

MTN8 Player of the Tournament

Njabulo Manqana – Winner – R150 000

Dispy Selolwane

Richard Henyekane

Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament

Matthew Pattison – Winner – R100 000

Pere Arewariyai

Patrick Phungwayo

Nedbank Cup Most Promising Player

Patrick Phungwayo – Winner – R25 000

Simangeliso Biyela

Ndumiso Mabena