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Modabi Explains Why Nyatama Should Win Midfielder Of The Season Award

Gerald Modabi Picks His PSL Midfielder Of The Season

By Soccer Laduma - May 22, 2018 06:41 PM

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder, Gerald Modabi, has tipped Musa Nyatama to win the PSL’s Midfielder of the Season award ahead of his competitors.

Nyatama has been rewarded with a nomination for the PSL’s end of the season awards for the key role he played in Pirates’ midfield and his commitment to the team’s progress in his first season with the club. 

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On Monday, the PSL revealed the nominees for this season’s Absa Premiership end of the season awards. Nyatama has been nominated on the PSL’s Midfielder of the Season category alongside Siphesihle Ndlovu of Maritzburg United and Hlompho Kekana from Mamelodi Sundowns.

Speaking to the Siya crew, Modabi commended Nyatama for the role he played for Milutin Sredojevic’s team.

“I think Musa Nyatama and Hlompho Kekana will go head to head on this one. It’s a catch-22 situation, with Hlompho Kekana having won the league (with Sundowns) and still in the Champions League, and Musa having done well with Pirates as he missed only two games, I think they will be against each other for the ultimate winner of the prize.

"I think Musa Nyatama will take it home because he worked hard. He did a lot of work for the team. It is not easy to get to the club and crack it. Not only did the coach believe in him, but the supporters as well. I would hope that he wins it for his own personal benefit. He’s not a youngster anymore. I don’t think he has many Midfielder of the Season awards left to win after this,” said the former midfield genius.

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Nyatama has also been nominated in the Player’s Player of the Season category alongside Siphesihle Ndlovu and Sundowns’ Percy Tau.  

Winners will be unveiled on May 29 at the awards ceremony in Johannesburg.  


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razzmatazz-wa-papascelo Joined: 27 Jun 2014
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razzmatazz-wa-papascelo May 23, 2018 01:22 PM
I'm getting confuse when Orlando Pirates coach telling Dr Khoza not to sign Andile Jali because he is a big name who already played 40 games for Bafana.big teams need big names to compete, they sign old age on Nyatama last year, now they want to let Jali go to our enemies. Please Dr Khoza bring our son back home!
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Choly wa Kabotsho Joined: 24 Nov 2017
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Choly wa Kabotsho May 23, 2018 08:51 AM
The best midfielder in the PSL Musa Nyatama and he'll most definitely take this award
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mbixane Joined: 04 Dec 2014
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mbixane May 23, 2018 08:06 AM
Nyatama deserve this one, since joining Pirates his work rate was tops
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Mtwesi Joined: 17 Aug 2016
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Mtwesi May 22, 2018 10:28 PM
Players player will go to tau. Footballer of the year will go to tau. Midfielder of the year kekana. Goalkeeper of the year should go to khune with most clean sheet. Most promising player of the year should go to siphelele ndlovu. Leading goal scorer shared with tau and ramaG. Coach of the year pitso
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DaBrisco Nation May 22, 2018 08:07 PM
With due respect to Modabi ,The award goes to percy tau . Well as for Nyatama he will win it at Bucs
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malindi de bucs fan May 22, 2018 07:46 PM
yebo Nyatama was outstanding he deserves that award
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mashilo1 Joined: 08 Aug 2014
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mashilo1 May 22, 2018 07:33 PM
Is not surprising realy for modabi to endorse nyatama. Pirates is the only team that's liked non achievers of coaches (ie papic,tebogo moloi) but hateven more achieving coaches (Gordon& Roy bareto)by the way how could you be midfi5of the seoson if you help your team to win anything? What did you contributes to your to achieve anything
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JAWS OF LIFE May 22, 2018 07:20 PM
I agree,Nyatama deserve this award.
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Qondeni Joined: 05 Jun 2014
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Qondeni May 22, 2018 06:55 PM
Yabona kuqondene omaqondana lana bt I will go for Kekana.
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makoro Joined: 23 Aug 2011
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makoro May 22, 2018 06:46 PM
I agree

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