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Just rewards for Nomvethe

By Ramatsiyi Moholoa | May 28, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 435 ]

VETERAN Moroka Swallows striker Siyabonga Nomvethe scooped four major awards at the glittering Premier Soccer League event in Johannesburg on Sunday night.

Nomvethe's coach Gordon Igesund won the coach of the year award.

The 34-year-old striker won the PSL footballer, Absa player, the players' player and the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot awards of the season, pocketing R600,000 for his achievement.

Nomvethe, who scored 20 league goals and was nominated with teammate David Mathebula and Orlando Pirates defender Siyabonga Sangweni, won R250,000 for the footballer of the year award.

He also beat Mathebula and Sangweni for the player of the season award, taking home a further R150,000 for the prize.

Nomvethe was also voted ahead of Mathebula and Mamelodi Sundowns captain Teko Modise by his peers in the players' player of the season award, which carried a prize of R150,000.

He went to the podium for the fourth time to collect R50,000 and the Golden Boot Award, named after the late Pirates striker Lesley Manyathela.

Igesund won the coach of the season award for guiding the Beautiful Birds to second place, having helped the team stave off relegation last term.

Igesund, who was nominated with Steve Komphela of Free State Stars and SuperSport United's Gavin Hunt, went home with R75,000 .

The only coach to win the Premiership title with four different clubs has been credited with transforming Swallows into a well-oiled machine.

Another PSL senior citizen to win the award last night was Pirates striker Benni McCarthy, who received R50,000 for the Absa-lutely Awesome Goal of the season award.

McCarthy received an additional R200,000 as the Telkom Knockout player of the tournament gong.

Continuing the veteran theme last night was striker David Radebe who got R50,000 after finishing as the top National First Division's top goalscorer.

Other awards went to Pirates' Oupa Manyisa (the MTN8 Last Man Standing award, which carried R150,000), Sundowns' Nyasha Mushekwi (Nedbank Cup player of the tournament, R100,000), and SuperSport United's Thabiso Nkoana (Nedbank Cup young player of the tournament, R25,000), Sundowns' Wayne Sandilands (Premiership goalkeeper of the tournament, R50,000) and Ronwen Williams of SS United (Red hot player of the season, R50,000).

For the big prize of the event, Pirates received R10m that goes with winning the league title.

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MGEEZ
Makhosini0408
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Not taking anything from Nomvete and I stand by my comments. If we want to add a new dimension to the debate. When Teko Modise won the Player of the year Award while he was still playing for Pirates, Cote d'Ivoire football analyst Mamadou Gaye was the first person to make noise and he labelled the awards misleading because Teko did not help Pirates win any silverware. I am waiting for his comments, this time around.

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Your observation is correct and your analysis based on such is reasonable. I want to add further and say central to what Mamadou (supported by our local guys like Robert M) was saying effectively is:
Do not reward mediocrity, period!!! What is the point of calling a person a player of the tournament, if he did not help his team win that tournament? The same is applicable to the player of the season, the criteria needs to clearly define what we are talking about when we say player of the season!!!
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Yes, and the problem is once the rules and/or criteria are criticised, its like we dont like the player. The saddest part of this, in my view, is that we tend to put wrong players on the pedestal. Teko was nominated twice in a row. But, was he really SA`s best at the time? I dont think so. He(in my view) got big-headed because of those accolades.

May 28, 2012 11:49 | 0 replies

Buc4life
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@Buc4life, pls give me your email ad, i want to ask you something,
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Rat4life@yahoo.com
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wrong.................BiTcH4life@westvilleprison.net

May 28, 2012 11:59 | 0 replies

Click
@ DeOvi,,,pls give me your email ad, i want to ask you something,
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u can ask me here,i dnt mind

May 28, 2012 11:59 | 0 replies

@Buc4life
Yes, and the problem is once the rules and/or criteria are criticised, its like we dont like the player. The saddest part of this, in my view, is that we tend to put wrong players on the pedestal. Teko was nominated twice in a row. But, was he really SA`s best at the time? I dont think so. He(in my view) got big-headed because of those accolades.
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The challenge is that most of the blo.g.gers are unable to seperate issues (whether that is deliberate or not i do not know) and as such you will observe that people's comments are only informed by the team they support and not the facts at our disposal and that is really sad!!!

May 28, 2012 11:59 | 0 replies

These RODENTS have got a thick skull.Rodents the winners have been announced!! It is not going to change. DO YOU UNDERSTAND RODENTS??? I repeat the winners have been announced!! IT IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE RODENTS

May 28, 2012 12:1 | 0 replies

@ DeOvi

Are you crazy??.. How can I negotiate lobola on a Sowetan article?? Especially if it has Nomvethe as a headline of all people... C'mon!!

May 28, 2012 12:1 | 0 replies

SKIZOBANTWANA
Stzee
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@Stzee
Give me yours, i'll respond to it
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my personal is currently not working only got my company`s
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Sorry chief, due to a number of psychos on this Blog_ i can't help you.. but you can ask me right here..
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no i understand, its a pity we will need to converse, i dnt think blogging its the right platform,

May 28, 2012 12:2 | 0 replies

Buc4life
Stzee
Nzwere
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@Rat4life,,,, check the stats, Sandilands kept more clean sheets than Moenneb and he never conceeded any goals in the Nedbank prio to the final, i still think he deserve it.
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@Stzee
even in that case,I still Maintain that moneeb was a better goal minder this season considering that, he may have conceded more goals than Sandiland because he played more games than him.
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That`s your opinion fortunately he is not,
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Stzee. Im sure u agree with us that Moeneeb was better than Sandilands. Come on now, u dont always have to be anti for the sake of it.
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@Stzee and @ DTC Buc4life
I value you argument baba, but it is opinions and perceptions that dominate the blog every day. yours too included. I gues that is what makes this blog interesting. wright now we are not sure as to how they have reached to conclusion to give the awards to Sandiland. it might be due to less goals conceded or fine saves. but both in scenarios, Moneeb still comes tops. He played more games that Sandiland and he made gruesom saves too this season.

May 28, 2012 12:2 | 0 replies

DeOvi
Click
@ DeOvi,,,pls give me your email ad, i want to ask you something,
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u can ask me here,i dnt mind
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uyawathanda amadoda neh. you couldn't wait for click to ask for your email address. nondindwa omnyama ne zinqa ezigugile

May 28, 2012 12:3 | 0 replies

@Click
@ DeOvi

Are you crazy??.. How can I negotiate lobola on a Sowetan article?? Especially if it has Nomvethe as a headline of all people... C'mon!!
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u dont hav a choice cos all the DTCs hav to approve the lobola and only if i agree.

May 28, 2012 12:4 | 0 replies

Hail King Bhele Hail age or no age you the best u reminded me of the time you were playing for African Wanderes, hope small boys are watching and learning swaiswai waya waya

May 28, 2012 12:5 | 0 replies