Tshabalala wins big at Chiefs awards ceremony

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala was the big winner at Amakhosi’s annual awards ceremony, as he walked away with R230 000 in prize money.

The prestigious affair, held in Kyalami, Johannesburg and was attended by Chiefs players, technical staff, administrative staff, sponsors and other dignitaries who have played a role in shaping the brand into the formidable force it is in South African football.

Amakhosi chairman Kaizer Motaung insists the club gathered together to honour those who made significant contributions to Amakhosi’s quest for silverware in what was a challenging season and to acknowledge and reward players’ hard work.

“It is important for the club to review and take note of some of the highlights of the season and show appreciation to all involved in continuing to contribute to the rich history of this institution,” Motaung told the Kaizer Chiefs website.

“It is no secret we were found wanting when it mattered most during the season and the team failed to fulfil our desires and expectations.

“But learning the key lessons is always important after disappointing results because they will help us to pave the path for success next season.”

Tshabalala received the Player of the Season award following his contributions of goals and assists to help the team when the going was tough, as he walked away with a staggering R100 000 cheque.

He also bagged the Top Goalscorer award for the 2016-17 season for netting eight goals in all competitions, Fan Player of the Season and best goal of the season.

Meanwhile, Ramahlwe Mphahlele was named the Player’s Player of the Year award during his first season with Amakhosi, the award was acknowledgement by his peers. He received a brand-new Toyota RAV4 vehicle which he will drive for 12 months.

Mphahlele also added the 2016-17 KC Online Player and Fair Play awards to his cabinet, walking away with a total of five awards.

Sponsor Award Category Winners:

August – Lorenzo Gordinho (R10 000)
September – Lorenzo Gordinho (R10 000)
October – Lorenzo Gordinho (R10 000)
November – Ramahlwe Mphahlele (R10 000)
December – Bernard Parker (R10 000)
February – Joseph Molangoane (R10 000)
March – Joseph Molangoane (R10 000)
April – Siphiwe Tshabalala (R10 000)
May – Ramahlwe Mphahlele (R10 000)
Fan Player of the Season – Siphiwe Tshabalala (R50 000)
Player of the Season – Siphiwe Tshabalala (R100 000)
KC Online Player – Ramahlwe Mphahlele (R25 000)
Fair Play – Ramahlwe Mphahlele (R20 000)
Most Improved – Edmore Chirambadare (R30 000)
Top Goal Scorer – Siphiwe Tshabalala (R30 000)
Goal of the Season – Siphiwe Tshabalala (R20 000)
Players’ Player of the Season – Ramahlwe Mphahlele

Photo: Kaizer Chiefs website

– This story originally appeared on FourFourTwo.co.za