In what could be a difficult decision to make, Orlando Pirates are in search of one winner for the club’s Player of the Month award from the seven shortlisted stars.
The Buccaneers have revealed the list of seven players shortlisted for the club’s Player of the Month award for February.
Bucs’ shortlist comprises of Innocent Maela, Alfred Ndengane, Musa Nyatama, Ben Motshwari, Vincent Pule, Justin Shonga and Thembinkosi Lorch, with the club explaining for each of the nominees as to why they have been chosen from the entire squad.
“Defenders Innocent Maela and Alfred Ndengane have been nominated based on their solid performances across the 5 games played during the month. Ndengane achieved the highest passing accuracy in the team with 85.6%, while Maela did what he does best and reached a successful forward pass rate of 76%, also the highest in the team,” confirmed Pirates on the club’s official website.
“Moving into the midfield, Musa Nyatama and Ben Motshwari check-in with the highest successful tackle percentage (62.3%) and the most successful tackles, respectively. Everyone’s favourite attacking trio – Pule, Shonga and Lorch – make an entrance into the competition again this month, and each for different reasons. Thembinkosi Lorch who had a goal and an assist achieved the highest shot accuracy of 62.5% and the most final third receptions.
“Justin Shonga, who also clocks in a goal and an assist, makes the cut with teammate Vincent Pule for consistent performances in spearheading the team’s attack. Not shying away from the box, both forwards had the highest number of attempts at goal during the month,” confirmed Bucs.