Absa Premiership

Sibisi: 'Defender of the Season nomination means a lot'

2020-05-08 14:34
Nkosinathi Sibisi
Nkosinathi Sibisi (Gallo Images)

Golden Arrows defender Nkosinathi Sibisi is delighted to receive praise for his performances but says he hasn't yet achieved anything in his short career.

The 24-year-old excelled for Abafana Bes'thende in the now suspended Absa Premiership, reportedly rivalling a number of players for the Defender of the Season award.

With Sibisi in the heart of their defence, Arrows entered the enforced break in an impressive seventh place in the league standings, having conceded just 26 goals in 23 games.

The modest Sibisi told the Sowetan that other players were far more deserved of an award than himself.

He said: "To be honest, I didn't realise I am having a good season, it's the plaudits from other people that have made me realise that.

"For people to think I deserve to be nominated, it means a lot. It shows that I have worked hard.

"However, I would pick Rushine [De Reuck]. He has been more consistent than most of us. Guys like [Mulomowandau] Mathoho, [Daniel] Cardoso and [Motjeka] Madisha as well must be there among the challengers. If I can win it I would be happy, but if it doesn't happen I will work even harder."

Arrows coach Steve Komphela recently compared Sibisi to Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro, with the player responding: "I was humbled to hear the coach praising me in that way. But I won't rest on my laurels, there is still a long way to go.

"I haven't won or achieved anything [in my career]."

- TEAMtalk media


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