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GOAL's 2022 South African soccer and PSL Awards

12:25 GMT+3 24/12/2022
Gavin Hunt, SuperSport United, August 2022
In an eventful year, Mamelodi Sundowns have continued to win most of the silverware though Bucs at least managed to claim the MTN8
  • Evidence Makgopa, Bafana Bafana, November 2021

    Unlucky award - Evidence Makgopa

    Makgopa was outstanding for Baroka FC and Bafana Bafana last season. But since signing for Orlando Pirates, he's been sidelined by an injury as is yet to play, bar a few minutes in the Carling Black Label Cup.

    Hot on Makgopa's heels is Bafana Bafana striker Percy Tau, who has been sidelined far too often with injury at Egyptian side Al Ahly.

  • Benni McCarthy training Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United.

    The fortune award - Benni McCarthy

    Of course, it's not down to luck that Benni McCarthy was hired to work for world football giants Manchester United, though he might still be pinching himself as he works with, and competes against the cream of English football every week. Who wouldn't be envious?

  • Hugo Broos, Bafana Bafana, September 2022

    Toughest job - Hugo Broos

    The Belgian was unlucky to see his side losing out to Ghana on the smallest technicality when it came to the World Cup qualifiers - the two sides had both finished on 14 points. He's since taken a lot of criticism despite doing a pretty good job.

  • Peter Shalulile, Mamelodi Sundowns, August 2022

    Sharp shooter award - Peter Shalulile

    The Namibian is in a class of his own and has already scored six league goals in nine games this term after smashing 23 league goals in the previous season.

  • Cassius Mailula, Mamelodi Sundowns, November 2022

    Best youngster - Casius Mailula

    It's very hard to get into the Masandawana starting XI, but Mailula (21) has done that and more - his return of three goals and an assist from three league matches and two goals from two Champions League outings is sensational. Could he be the next Percy Tau?

  • Gavin Hunt and Thulani Hlatshwayo, SuperSport

    Best comeback - Tyson / Hunt

    Former Bidvest Wits duo - coach Gavin Hunt and his trusty lieutenant Thulani Hlatshwayo - have revived their careers at SuperSport United after their struggles with Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates respectively.

  • Paseka Mako, Orlando Pirates, October 2021

    Bravery award - Paseka Mako

    Orlando Pirates have had a lot of injuries to contend with, but the most brutal one was surely when Bucs goalkeeper Richard Ofori went flying through the air right into Paseka Mako's head. Mako's recovery was remarkably quick and he's shown no ill effects or nerves since getting back into action.

  • Monnapule Saleng, Orlando Pirates, October 2022

    Unexpected star award - Monnapule Saleng

    Monnapule Saleng struggled to impress while out on a loan spell with Swallows FC last season. Not many expected to see him in the Pirates starting XI this term, but he's blown expectations out of the water with some scintillating performances for club and country.

  • Themba Zwane of South Africa.

    Longevity award - Themba Zwane

    At one point his international career looked over as Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos made it clear he wasn't interested in older players. But given a chance, Zwane, 33, rolled back the years to once more become an important part of the SA senior team.