Absa Premiership

Xulu honoured to win top defender accolade

2018-05-30 14:47
Siyanda Xulu (File)

Cape Town - Siyanda Xulu says he is honoured to have walked away with the Absa Premiership Defender of the Season award during the end of season awards ceremony held on Tuesday.

Xulu, who was earlier this week confirmed as the Bafana Bafana captain for the COSAFA Cup, was contesting for the accolade with team-mate Bevan Fransman and Innocent Maela of Orlando Pirates.

The award came with prize money of R50 000.

The defender made 38 appearances in all competitions for the Team of Choice having joined the club at the start of the season from Kaizer Chiefs.

Xulu told the SABC: "I was really shocked, but I am happy with the award.

"All I wanted when i joined the club was to make sure that I added value into the team and make sure that Maritzburg has some silverware.

"Unfortunately we lost it in the final and I’m sure going into the new season we will give it a try again having come so close.

"But again, I’m very honoured and overwhelmed."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Maritzburg United v Chippa United, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v AmaZulu, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v Cape Town City, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Bloemfontein Celtic v SuperSport United, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Black Leopards v Mamelodi Sundowns, Thohoyandou Stadium 19:30
Friday, 30 November 2018
Chippa United v AmaZulu, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.