Lebogang Manyama's agent Alfred Phiri reckons his client
deserves to be in contention for the PSL Footballer of the Year award.
Manyama has been a key player for Kaizer Chiefs thus far
this campaign, as they enjoy top spot in the Absa Premiership standings with a
seven-point lead over Mamelodi Sundowns, and Phiri says he sees the improvement
on the field.
The midfielder has bagged seven goals and provided nine
assists for Amakhosi across all competitions this campaign.
"I think he has come to Chiefs as a matured player,
which is different to when there was interest in his services a few years
ago," Phiri told City Press.
"His progress might have been interrupted by injuries
and a car accident last season.
"But I can say he has come out of his shell and his
best is yet to come. I would nominate him for Player of the Year, for
Phiri also spoke about Manyama's time abroad at Turkish club
Konyaspor in 2017 when he played alongside Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o for a
"It was like a dream come true for Lebo, who didn't
expect Eto'o to be his team-mate," Phiri added.
"They spent most of their time together on and off the
field. Lebo told me that Samuel used to take him out a lot and share his
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