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
"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