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defender Lorenzo Gordinho and Lamontville Golden Arrows coach Clinton Larson,
were voted the best player and coach of the month for August and September
impressive performances during this period by the centre-back, which included
him scoring some crucial goals in the opening two months of the 2016/17 Absa
Premiership campaign, Gordinho was also selected due to his consistent displays
at the back for Amakhosi as well as his level of maturity having recently made
a step up to regular football in the elite division.
This is the
first time Gordinho claimed the monthly award. The 22-year old from Benoni,
took the award after receiving the most votes from a panel of experts.
coach Larsen, who after guiding Abafana Besthende to four wins during the two
respective months, became the first coach to win the award in the 2016/17 Absa
Premiership season, as he guided his side to top of the log standings by the
start of October. The judging panel were impressed by the exciting display of
his team in producing the good results.
masterminded a a good turnaround of results following Arrows’ opening day of
the season defeat to Orlando Pirates, guiding his team to 3 wins and one draw
after that loss in Soweto.
August-September block of fixtures, Arrows collected 10 points as they
registered away wins at Free State Stars and Bloemfontein Celtic, a home
victory over newboys Cape Town City, drew with SuperSport United, while they
lost their opening game of the season away at Orlando Pirates. The club scored
7 goals during this period.
narrowly got the nod ahead of Bidvest Wits’ coach Gavin Hunt.
and Coach of the Month awards were selected by a panel of judges made up of
members of the broadcast partners and football analysts and was convened by
renowned local coach Farouk Khan.