Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs midfielder George Maluleka admits he was delighted to see his contributions this term rewarded on an individual level.
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In a season that Chiefs scooped the double, Maluleka was voted the MTN8 Last Man Standing for his individual brilliance in helping Amakhosi clinch the R8m showpiece.
He also managed 24 Premiership appearances - compared to the three starts he earned in 2013/14 - as the Glamour Boys cruised to the top-flight title, and the playmaker is thrilled to see his career take an upward trajectory.
"It was really a special occasion for me [winning the MTN-8 last men standing award]," he told Football411.
"It showed that individually I did well and it also showed how improved my game was this past season.
"When you look at the number of matches I played also, it is a huge step up from how I did last season.
"Although I feel that I could've done more, could have been involved more.
"I still have a long way to go because the aim is to cement a regular place in the team."
The 25-year-old just completed his second season with Stuart Baxter's men and feels that things have gone his way since he joined from SuperSport United about a season and a half ago, while he has also set his sights on a return to the South African national setup.
"I think as far as I am concerned, things are going accordingly since arriving here," he said.