Cape Town - Bidvest Wits defender Nazeer Allie feels the team's lack of consistency throughout the season hindered their progress in the Premiership title race.
Gavin Hunt's side kept the race interesting throughout the campaign, but lost out to eventual champions Mamelodi Sundowns, who clinched their second domestic title in three years.
Allie, who won the Coach's Award at the club's end of the season ceremony, admits the Clever Boys were not consistent enough to truly challenge the Brazilians.
"It is an honour for me to receive an award, but like Tyson said we just simply were not consistent enough, where Sundowns were," the 31-year-old centre-back told his club's official website.
"Of course they deserved to win the league and congratulations to them for winning it. The games we drew most definitely counted against us, as players we would like to rectify that in the new season."
Allie joined the Students from Ajax Cape Town last year and is, on a personal note, pleased with his first season in Gauteng.
"Coming from Cape Town I had to be strong, Cape Town is just about Cape Town," he added. "When you leave you realise there is much more to the footballing world than just the Mother City.
"It was a tough move but I have settled well. I have some friends in the squad like Tyson, Daine and Moeneeb to name a few.
"I am grateful for the opportunity of moving to Joburg, and while I will enjoy my break, I'm looking forward to what the new season will bring."