Zwane‚ Shalulile‚ Nurkovic‚ Sirino vie for top prize: whopping R250 000 up for grabs at PSL Awards

Samir Nurkovic of Kaizer Chiefs challenged by Bonginkosi Makume of Baroka during the Absa Premiership match between Baroka FC and Kaizer Chiefs at Bidvest Stadium on September 05, 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Samir Nurkovic of Kaizer Chiefs challenged by Bonginkosi Makume of Baroka during the Absa Premiership match between Baroka FC and Kaizer Chiefs at Bidvest Stadium on September 05, 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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The winner of the 2019-20 campaign’s Footballer of the Season prize at Thursday night’s Premier Soccer League (PSL) Awards will pocket a whopping quarter-of-a-million Rand in one foul swoop.

The PSL Awards will take place virtually this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and will also be televised.

The league released the amounts of prize money that will be won in each category on Tuesday and Footballer of the Season wins R250‚000.

The other major prizes in the headline Absa Premiership – which from next season becomes the DStv Premiership after a change in sponsors – are R200‚000 for Player's Player of the Season and R75‚000 for coach of the Season.

The Premiership goalkeeper‚ defender‚ midfielder and young player of the season all receive R50‚000. The same amount goes to the winners of the Absa-lutely awesome goal of the season and top goalscorer of the season in the league.

Themba Zwane of Sundowns celebrates goal during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 football match between Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium, Pretoria on 03 August 2019.
Themba Zwane of Sundowns celebrates goal during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 football match between Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium, Pretoria on 03 August 2019.
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The competition will be tight for the coveted Footballer of the Season award across all four competitions with four outstanding candidates having been named last week as Themba Zwane‚ Peter Shalulile‚ Samir Nurkovic and Gaston Sirino.

Sundowns’ Zwane won the Premiership and he scored 11 goals in 25 matches‚ proving a consistent match winner‚ as did Uruguayan teammate Sirino‚ who was less proficient in front of goal with three strikes in 23 games.

Both were influential as Sundowns won a treble of the league‚ Telkom Knockout and Nedbank Cup.

Namibian Shalulile was outstanding for Highlands Park ending joint-top scorer in the Premier Division‚ and helping the club to its first cup final in the MTN8.

Nurkovic scored 13 goals and played a major role in previously under-performing Kaizer Chiefs ending runners-up in the Premiership.

Prize money for the 2019-20 PSL Awards -

  • Footballer of the Season R250‚000

Absa Premiership:

  • Player's Player of the Season R200‚000
  • Coach of the Season R75‚000
  • Goalkeeper of the Season R50‚000
  • Defender of the Season R50‚000
  • Midfielder of the Season R50‚000
  • Young Player of the Season R50‚000
  • Goal of the Season R50‚000
  • Top Goalscorer of the Season R50‚000

MTN8:

  • Last Man Standing R80‚000

Telkom Knockout:

  • Player of the Tournament R200‚000

Nedbank Cup:

  • Most Promising Player R50‚000
  • Player of the Tournament R150‚000

GladAfrica Championship:

  • Top Goalscorer of the Season R50‚000

Match Officials

  • Referee of the Season R50‚000
  • Assistant Referee of the Season R40‚000
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