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PSL Announce Player & Coach Of The Month Winners

The Premier Soccer League has announced the winners of the Player of the Month and Coach of the Month awards for February/March.

Just two weeks ago, the PSL had announced the winners of the first Player and Coach of the Month awards this season after there had been no announcements since the beginning of 2022/23.

The Player of the Month award was collected by Iqraam Rayners has become the first Stellenbosch FC player to win the DStv Premiership Player of the Month award. The speedy forward produced 5 goals in 4 games during February/March.

Rayners scored the winning goal in the 2-1 win against away at Chippa United. He then notched up a brace as Stellies beat Richards Bay 2-1 in Durban then followed up with an equalizing goal in his side’s 1-1 draw against runaway leaders Sundowns at home. He was commended by the judges for his consistently outstanding performances in front of goals for the club.

Other candidates for the Player of the Month award for this period included Monnapule Saleng of Orlando Pirates and Sundowns’ forward Cassius Mailula.

Previous Player of the Month winners:

August: Melusi Buthelezi (TS Galaxy FC)

September/October: Salim Magoola (Richards Bay FC)

December/January: Ronwen Williams (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Meanwhile, the Coach of the Month award went Rulani Mokwena after guiding Mamelodi Sundowns through the month unbeaten. Mokwena wins the accolade for the second time in succession this season after leading his side to two victories and a draw in three DStv Premiership matches, as Sundowns continued to stretch their lead atop the league standings.  

The Brazilians kicked off the period with a 1-0 away win over Orlando Pirates, and followed that up by another success, a 5-1 thumping at home over Royal AM then played to a 1-1 draw away at Stellenbosch FC.

“Coach Mokwena deserves a lot of credit for how they’ve attacked their spell of league games during this period, by dominating their opponents while also busy with CAF Champions League football. They’ve been unstoppable and the way Mokwena has rotated his squad but still maintained the winning formula has been impressive to witness,” the judges

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The Soweto-born coach beat Steve Barker of Stellenbosch FC and SuperSport United’s Gavin Hunt to the award.

Previous Coach of the Month winners:

August: Jose Riveiro (Orlando Pirates)

September/October: Gavin Hunt (SuperSport United)

December/January: Rulani Mokwena (Mamelodi Sundowns)

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