MOENEEB "Slim Kat" Josephs , Orlando Pirates' No 1 goalkeeper, was named the clubs' 2009-10 player of the season last night at Melrose Arch in Johannesburg.
Josephs, who is with Bafana Bafana to prepare for the World Cup, won R90000. Josephs also won the Pirates website's player of the season award, which is chosen by The Ghost and is worth R30000.
He said: "This is a great honour for me and I thank my teammates and everybody for contributing to my success. It is unfortunate that we did not win a trophy but we will bounce back."
Defender Rooi Mahamuts, the only player to have featured in all 30 matches this past season, scooped the players' player of the season award, worth R50000, with Happy Jele winning R30000 as most improved player. Andile Jali won the prospect of the season award, which carries R30000.
The chairperson's award, worth R45000, went to Joseph "DukuDuku" Makhanya, who has been kicking his heels since the arrival of coach Ruud Krol two seasons ago.