Gould, Klate take top awards

2010-05-24 09:05

Pretoria - The curtain came done on a historic and landmark 2009/10 PSL season at the State Theatre in Pretoria on Sunday evening when the League hosted its annual PSL Awards.

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 2009/10. 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.

Veteran Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Arthur Baartman rolled back the years when he was awarded with the Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament gong.

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 chairperson, Dr Irvin Khoza, dedicated the Chariman’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.


Players Player: Katlego Mphela
Goalkeeper: Moeneeb Josephs
Red Hot Young Player: Siyanda Xulu
Coach of the Season: Gavin Hunt
Top Goal Scorer: Katlego Mphela
Absa Premiership Absa-lutely Awesome Goal: Rudolf Bester
Player of the Season: Daine Klate
Footballer of the Year: Morgan Gould
Assistant Referee of the Season: Geronimo Piedt
NFD Top Goalscorer: Mulondo Sikhiwhivilu and Tebogo Mashaba
Chairman’s Award: SuperSport United
Referee of the Season: Buyile Gqubule

Cup Competitions:

Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament: Arthur Baartman
MTN8 Player of the Tournament: Njabulo Manqana
Nedbank Cup Most Promising Player: Patrick Phungwayo
Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament: Matthew Pattison


  • scooter - 2010-05-24 09:56

    Metthew Pattisson, I proudly say he deserved better than Nedbank cup player of the tournament, as he's being outstanding throughout the season. Anyhow watchout this boy.. I think he deserved call out from mr parriera. What an excellent player he is...

  • Bucs Faithful - 2010-05-24 10:28

    Morgan Gould really deserve the award its unfortunate that he is not part of WC squad due to an injury. All the winners deserve the awards. Big Up to Iron Duke for giving Chairman Award to Supersport.

  • Emmanuell - 2010-05-24 11:24

    Killer... you are the man... keep it up.

  • Mapan - 2010-05-24 12:00

    Wow, Daine Klate, player of the season but not in the Bafana camp compared to Surprise, anyway congrats Daine.

  • keenan - 2010-05-24 12:44

    Mapan: my thought exactly my mann, how odd is that and nobody seems to be making any noise regarding that. It just does'nt make sense

  • Mooipa - 2010-05-24 13:31

    well at last there was transparency inm this year's awards,all the players who scooped awards really deserved them indeed...and as for Pattison,i don't know why here is not in the Bafana Bafana Squad because that man has done all the necessary work that make one qualify to be in the National Team,National Team Selectors needs to stop overlooking our local stars for this bench warmers playing abroad as they don't have anything to give to the team.....

  • Bucs Faithful - 2010-05-24 13:39

    In football we have players who are are club material and international material. Examples are as follows Steve Lekoela Thabo Mooki Jabu Pule. As skillful as they were they were never good enough to play for the national team. They never proved themselves anyway. Dane Klate is a top notch player no doubt. During recent interview he even mentioned that he will keep fighting to be part of Bafana Bafana. All he need to do is make hard to break into the national team.

  • mbongiseni hleza - 2010-05-24 14:02

    congratulation to all the winners.but daine klate he deserve to be in the national team cz tshabalala he is alone on the left side.

  • Scoops Bunz - 2010-05-25 13:41

    Amazing Daine. you really deserved to have represented your country. we have too many "tried and tested" guys in the squad, that hardly deliver results when they need to. Keep pushing boet and 2014, will be your year to shine on the big stage, and prove those critics wrong.

  • @Mapan - 2010-08-17 13:45

    Daine Klate was invited to the Bafana camps and did not impress the coach enough to play in the team. There is a difference to playing for a national team and to playing for a local team. Take the Rooney. He was so overrated as one of the best players in Europe and the world over and yet flopped badly, as did many other players who are overrated (most of whom play in that overrated league). I am a fan of Klate, but issue is that his style of play requires target men and Supersport has a couple of those, but Bafana does not, which would mean his skill and talent would not gel with Bafana. We need to understand that a national team is not made up of 11 of the best players, but it is made up of players who can combine better and at times this may mean the best player is not selected. Brazil left out Ronaldihno and many other teams benched players who were thought to be stars, before there was a feeling they did not form part of the TEAM, though great individual players. Other flops in the world cup that are stars in their rights and otherwise Ronaldo flopped Kaka flopped Messi played average, but less than he was expected. Teams with no individual stars played well USA surprised a few as starless Ghana Spain play like a team passing the ball around. It is time that people who know the sport offer comments instead of the repeated useless comments from people who believe being the voted the best player means you fit into the team. When Klate played against Ghana, he really offered no sort of brilliance that makes him a sure fit in the team. I do hope that he comes right, but he needs to work harder

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