PSL awards

SuperSport United FC goalkeeper Ronwen Williams has been voted the ABSA Premier Soccer League (PSL) goalkeeper of the season ahead of Mamelodi Sundowns’ Denis Onyango.

The 34-year-old Uganda Cranes captain missed out on the accolade despite playing a huge role in helping Sundowns secure a record-extending ninth PSL title while SuperSport finished sixth.

Denis Onyango has previously won the award two times in his career while in South Africa (2015 and 2016).

Mamelodi Sundowns manager Pitso Mosimane won the Coach of the season after leading Sundowns to a ninth league title while Orlando Pirates’ Thembinkosi Lorch won the PSL Player of the Season and the PSL Players’ Player of the Season awards.

The Footballer of the Season award was voted exclusively by the 16 coaches in the Premiership, while the Player’s Player was voted by players, but players were not allowed to vote for their teammates.

The awards ceremony was held at the ICC Convention Centre in Durban on Saturday night.

The PSL awards is an awards evening held to honour South African football players, coaches and officials. It is conferred by the National Soccer League. The PSL awards are given to people pertaining to the Premier Soccer League and National First Division.

The winners:

PSL Footballer: Thembinkosi Lorch (Pirates)

Absa Premiership Player’s Player: Thembinkosi Lorch (Pirates)

Absa Premiership Coach: Pitso Mosimane (Sundowns)

Absa Premiership Young Player: Teboho Mokoena (SuperSport)

Absa Premiership Goalkeeper: Ronwen Williams (SuperSport)

Absa Premiership Defender: Ricardo Nascimento (Sundowns)

Absa Premiership Midfielder: Hlompho Kekana (Sundowns)

Absa-lutely Awesome Goal: Vincent Pule (Pirates)

MTN8 Last Man Standing: Peter Leeuwenburgh (CT City)

Telkom KO Player of the Tournament: Elvis Chipezeze (Baroka)

Nedbank Cup Most Promising Player: Terrence Mashego (TS Galaxy)

Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament: Zakhele Lepasa (TS Galaxy)

MDC Player: Sipho Chaine (Celtic)

Referee of the Season: Abongile Tom

Assistant Referee of the Season: Emmanuel de Sani