It’s been a memorable PSL season for some outstanding players. City Press picks a team of individuals who stood out in their respective league campaign.
There is no doubt that Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana Number 1 Itumeleng Khune has not only been the best goalkeeper but also the best player.
Defenders Utility defender Tefu Mashamaite was rock solid either in the heart or on the left of the Chiefs defence.
Thabo Nthethe was a standout figure in the Celtic rearguard as he led from the back.
Not many would argue that Orlando Pirates’ left back Thabo Matlaba’s inclusion in our team is a fluke. He had a great run and often capped his game with his long-range shots at goal.
Platinum Stars would not have been serious contenders for the league title had it not been for their inspirational captain Vuyo Mere, who rose to the occasion this season.
Tough choices had to be made in this department. While Joel Mogorosi staked a serious claim to the right wing position, Thuso Phala’s contribution to Stars’ season was huge.
Free State Stars’ rookie midfielder Luyolo Nomandela and Chiefs’ Siphiwe Tshabalala were a close call for the left wing berth.
But we went for Moroka Swallows winger Bennett Chenene, who came back from an early season slumber and justified his place in Swallows with 10 goals.
Botswana international Mogakolodi Ngele deservedly gets the attacking midfielder position after his exploits for Stars, in which he contributed nine goals.
Without Willard Katsande’s strong competitiveness in midfield, Chiefs looked ordinary, so he gets the nod. Birds captain Lefa Tsutsulupa contributed to the team’s turnaround in the second half of the season.
Leading marksmen Katlego Mashego
and Bernard Parker will make an ideal combination.
University of Pretoria striker Mame Niang’s aerial power and an eye for goal is worth a mention, but we’ll utilise him as a substitute in our team.
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