Cape Town - Pitso
Mosimane and Percy Tau celebrated their triumph as champions of the 2017/18
season by being named as the Absa Premiership Coach and Player of the month for
Mamelodi Sundowns duo of coach and player were no strangers to the individual
monthly awards ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, as they also graced the stage
at the Premier Soccer League offices to accept the same Player of the Month
accolade in December 2017.
has been in scintillating form for Sundowns during the course of the season, played
a vital role for his title-winning side during April as he scored two goals and
provided three assists.
The champions profited immensely from the forward’s
great contribution in attack which eventually saw Sundowns over the line by the
end pf the month.
the award, Tau overcame his competitors such as Musa Nyatama of Orlando
Pirates, Maritzburg United midfield due of Fortune Makaringe and Lebohang Maboe
and club teammate Wayne Arendse.
on the other hand beat off competition from coaches who also did well during
the period such as Fadlu Davids, Micho Sredojevic and Luc Eymael. The judges
were impressed by the manner in which the Soweto-born coach managed his team selection
and rotation policy during a tough period where the club was faced with other
critical cup competitions and still went unbeaten in the league.
He was praised
for his tactical acumen and grinding out results during tough outings on their
way to winning their record 8th Absa Premiership title.
proud sponsors of the Absa Premiership, Absa congratulates Mosimane and Tau on
winning the accolades for April. They continued to play an integral part in making
Absa Premiership an exciting league.
Players and Coach of the Month awards were selected by a panel of judges made
up of members of the broadcast media and football analysts.
Judging panel: Farouk Khan (convenor), Kevan Evans,
James Mayinga, Brian Mofokeng, Christopher Bongo, Fabian McCarthy, Joe Nxumalo