Absa Premiership

Lorch the big winner at glittering PSL awards

2019-05-19 20:33
Thembinkosi Lorch
Thembinkosi Lorch (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates midfielder Thembinkosi Lorch was named South African Footballer of the Season on Sunday at an awards ceremony in Durban.

The 25-year-old international beat two midfielders from champions Mamelodi Sundowns, Hlompho Kekana and Themba Zwane, in a vote among the 16 top-flight league coaches.

Lorch, who also won the Players' Player of the Season award, was overcome by shyness after receiving the trophies, limiting his acceptance speech to one sentence.

"Pirates' players deserve these awards - I accept them on their behalf," said a star set to be part of the South Africa squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt next month.

Pirates finished runners-up in the league behind Sundowns for the second successive season.

ALL THE WINNERS:

Footballer of the Season: Thembinkosi Lorch  (Orlando Pirates)

Absa Premiership Goalkeeper of the Season: Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United)

Absa Premiership Defender of the Season: Ricardo Nacimento (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Absa Premiership Midfielder of the Season: Hlompho Kekana (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Absa Premiership Young player of the Season: Teboho Mokoena (SuperSport United)

Absa Premiership Players’ Player of the Season: Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates)

Absa Premiership Coach of the Season: Pitso Mosimane (Mamelodi Sundowns)

MTN8 Last man standing: Peter Leeuwenburgh (Cape Town City)

Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament: Elvis Chipezeze (Baroka FC)

Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament: Zakhele Lepasa (TS Galaxy)

Nedbank Most promising player: Terrence Mashego (TS Galaxy)

Multichoice Diski Challenge Player of the Tournament: Sipho Chaine (Bloemfontein Celtic)

Diski Shield Player of the Tournament: Siboniso Conco (Golden Arrows)

Absa Premiership Goal of the Season: Vincent Pule (Orlando Pirates) vs Polokwane City

Referee of the Season: Abongile Tom

Assistant Referee of the Season: Emmanuel de Sani

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Fixtures
Saturday, 03 August 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v SuperSport United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Chippa United v Stellenbosch, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:00
Baroka FC v Cape Town City, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Bloemfontein Celtic, Orlando Stadium 18:00
AmaZulu v Wits, King Zwelithini Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 04 August 2019
Highlands Park v Kaizer Chiefs, Makhulong Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:00
Black Leopards v Polokwane City, Thohoyandou Stadium 15:00
Tuesday, 06 August 2019
Wits v Baroka FC, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
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