Sangweni deserved player of the season title, not Nomvethe
ALLOW me to register my concern and unhappiness over the dodgy selection of the Absa player of the season.
Facts and common sense dictate that the Absa player of the season should have been Siyabonga Sangweni, not Bhele Nomvethe, for obvious reasons. How a player who has performed so consistently in all cup competitions and even helped his club win a league title gets overlooked, boggles the mind.
What more was Sangweni expected to do? Score 21 goals? I mean, without taking anything away from Bhele, who worked hard this season, scoring 20 goals to become the PSL's top goalscorer (which was his job), but was that enough? Did it win his team the league?
Had it not been for Sangweni's teamwork, brilliance and never-say- die spirit, I believe Pirates would not have won the league this season. There were times when the league title looked like evading Pirates but Sangweni stood above the rest and single-handedly salvaged the situation. Isn't this what we want from a player of the season?
For a long time in the PSL we have been crowning mediocrity over excellence. First it was Teko Modise who was chosen as the Absa footballer of the year from a Pirates side that failed to win any silverware. Next it was Thulani Serero from Ajax Cape Town, who had a barren season, and now it is Nomvethe from a Swallows team who have nothing to show for their efforts but a No 2 spot in the league. Is this enough?
Xolisa Sirayi, Pretoria