The Premier Soccer League held their annual end-of-season awards ceremony on Sunday evening, and Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates’ Thembinkosi Lorch were the big winners on the night.
Thembinkosi Lorch has certainly been Orlando Pirates’ standout performer in the 2018/2019 campaign, and he has been rewarded with the Players’ Player of the Season and the Player of the Season award.
The forward registered nine goals and five assists in 26 appearances as the Buccaneers finished second in the Absa Premiership this season.
Sundowns reigned supreme in the Absa Premiership once again this season, and Hlompho Kekana’s performances has been recognised with the Midfielder of the Season award.
The 33-year-old, who six league titles to his name, has only missed one of Sundowns’ 30 league matches this season.
Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane also walked away with an award after scooping the Coach of the Season award, while Ricardo Nascimento was named the Defender of the Season.
PSL Footballer of the Season: Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates)
Absa Premiership Goalkeeper of the Season: Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United)
Absa Premiership Defender of the Season: Ricardo Nacimento (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Absa Premiership Midfielder of the Season: Hlompho Kekana (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Absa Premiership Young player of the Season: Teboho Mokoena (SuperSport United)
Absa Premiership Players’ Player of the Season: Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates)
Absa Premiership Coach of the Season: Pitso Mosimane (Mamelodi Sundowns)
MTN8 Last man standing: Peter Leeuwenburgh (Cape Town City)
Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament: Elvis Chipezeze (Baroka FC)
Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament: Zakhele Lepasa (TS Galaxy)
Nedbank Most promising player: Terrence Mashego (TS Galaxy)
Multichoice Diski Challenge Player of the Tournament: Sipho Chaine (Bloemfontein Celtic)
Diski Shield Player of the Tournament: Siboniso Conco (Golden Arrows)
Absa Premiership Goal of the Season: Vincent Pule (Orlando Pirates) vs Polokwane City