Bucs Close To Announcing Player Awards
Orlando Pirates close to announcing end of season awards
Orlando Pirates are yet to announce the date of their end of season awards, however, there are indications that the event will take place towards the end of June.
Bucs' nominated players at the PSL's end of season awards, missed out on several accolades; with midfielder Musa Nyatama, who had a stellar season, was nominated for the Player’s Player of the Season award, while his teammates Justin Shonga was in line for the Goal of the Season and Innocent Maela for the Defender of the season.
Nytama lost out to Mamelodi Sundowns striker Percy Tau with Shonga and Maela losing out in their respective categories to Golden Arrows’ Siphelele Magubane and Maritzburg United’s Siyanda Xulu.
“We are close to finalising the date for our end of season awards. We want to celebrate our players and the achievements they’ve been able to attain this season,” said the club’s Media Manager Thandi Merafe.
Pirates have enjoyed a turnaround season after finishing in 11th place in the 2016/17 campaign. The Buccaneers will compete in the CAF Champions League following their second-place finish this past season.