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Khanye Reveals His Players Of The Season

Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Junior Khanye has picked his two DStv Premiership Players of the Season.

The iDiski Times analyst says he struggles to name three players who impressed him in 2020/21 in this week’s column in our newspaper.

He did, though, pick Mamelodi Sundowns Peter Shalulile as his standout player, even though he’s not a huge fan of his style of play.

“Last season Shalulile was playing for a Highlands Park, a team which did not put an emphasis on playing football. Highlands Park were a running team, while Sundowns were the opposite of that,” Khanye writes in iDiski Times.

“I was sceptical that Peter Shalulile would fit into the Sundowns team. This season, Peter has proven himself to be an important part of the Mamelodi Sundowns squad. His style of football is not my cup of tea, I prefer players who can play football. 

“Having said that, you cannot deny that Peter Shalulile has been important for Sundowns. He is a goal poacher who has won games for Sundowns in important parts of the season. I like the fact that he is consistent in scoring goals for his club and he does not pick and choose games, he is serious against all clubs. 

“Peter Shalulile is definitely one of my stand out players of the season.”

In addition to Shalulile, Khanye named Njabulo Ngcobo as the second player who impressed him this campaign.

“The Swallows defender Njabulo Ngcobo has had an excellent season. When you look at how well he has played, you would think that he is a veteran in the DStv Premiership,” he added.

“This is only his first season in top flight football but he has really been impressive. He has great ball playing skills, he reminds me of Mbulelo Mabizela. When he is on the ball you would think he is a midfielder.

“Ngcobo has saved Swallows a lot this season with his well-timed tackles and great blocks. Swallows FC were a promoted team from the GladAfrica Championship, but they did not struggle because of players like Njabulo Ngcobo.”

Khanye also explained why he did not want to pick a third player who impressed him this campaign and you read his full column in this week’s iDiski Times – available in Zulu and English.

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