Absa Premiership

Micho, Nyatama win Absa Prem awards

2018-04-05 13:02
Milutin Sredojevic (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates duo Milutin Sredojevic and Musa Nyatama have been named as the Absa Premiership's Coach and Player of the Month for March.

For the second time this season, individual Absa Premiership monthly award winners came from one club as Sredojevic, Nyatama and Justin Shonga all from the Buccaneers, were crowned the coach, player and goal of the month winners.

Sredojevic wins his second coach of the month award for the 2017/18 season after guiding Pirates to two wins - scoring five goals during the month of March.

The judges were impressed by his discipline and calmness in tough situations as well as the strong combination and partnership he has built with his technical team that has seen the club produce impressive results.

In winning the award, Sredojevic beat off fellow contenders in Maritzburg United’s Fadlu Davids and Luc Eymael of Free State Stars.

Nyatama meanwhile, capped off a great month in winning back to back Man of the Match awards by being rewarded as the best player in the month of March.

The former Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder was praised for his creativity in the centre of the park, his ability to play penetrative passes and how he both attacks and defends. The judges also noted his contribution through assists in key victories over Kaizer Chiefs and Golden Arrows.

Nyatama beat team-mates Thembinkosi Lorch and Luvuyo Memela as well as Siphesihle Ndlovu of Maritzburg United to the award.

The Player and Coach of the Month award were selected by a panel of judges made up of members of the broadcast media and football analysts.

In the Goal of the Month category, the Buccaneers forward Shonga, saw his stunning long range goal against Chippa United voted for by fans as the goal of the month.


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