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PSL Player Of The Month Criteria Questioned By Agent

Premier Soccer League Player Of The Month Criteria Questioned

By Soccer Laduma - Jan 19, 2018 10:09 AM

Free State Stars’ Sinethemba Jantjie should have received the PSL’s latest Player of the Month award ahead of Percy Tau of Mamelodi Sundowns, according to a local football agent.

Read: PSL Announces Absa Premiership Player Of The Month

On Thursday, the PSL confirmed that Tau got the nod for the Absa Premiership Player of the Month award for December for the outstanding performances he has been dishing out for Downs. 

As confirmed by the league, the Sundowns star has been selected as the best performer for last month ahead of Bloemfontein Celtic’s Victor Letswalo, Lebo Maboe and Siphesihle Ndlovu of Maritzburg United, as well as Denis Onyango.

The Player of the Month gets selected by the panel of judges made up of broadcasters, analysts and local football legends. 

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Ratshibvumo Mulovhedzi of Rush Hour Sports Management says he expected Jantjie to walk away with the December POM award.

“I’m disappointed in how the PSL’s Player of the Month award is chosen. I have always thought that it’s the award to encourage all the players to do well as they would be rewarded for their hard work. I don’t understand the criteria used for choosing the Player of the Month,” said Mulovhedzi. 

“In my opinion, Sinethemba Jantjie should have been considered for the award. I have nothing against Percy, as he is an excellent player, but I think someone else deserved the award this time,” he added. 

Read: Goal Of The Month Winner Announced 

“Sinethemba has been consistent. He has been winning Man of the Match awards and has scored some goals – even against big clubs like Orlando Pirates. Why does it seem like it’s only players from big clubs that are considered for these kinds of awards? Maybe it’s me not understanding the criteria but I thought the boy deserved it,” concluded Mulovhedzi.  


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mabotoane wa Le Downs Joined: 22 Nov 2017
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mabotoane wa Le Downs Jan 20, 2018 09:28 AM
This molovhedzi guy must think before he speaks, he says he doesn't now the criteria used to choose POM, then why complaining if Tau has been chosen? Cowwws, that's the problem with the footballing agents who have never kicked a ball
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Realydoctor10 Jan 19, 2018 06:25 PM
Jantjie deserve to win player of the month I'm not worried about Percy tau because his form is common
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Ben_Stokes_101 Jan 19, 2018 05:31 PM
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Vongani! Jan 19, 2018 04:56 PM
Everything is done by backdoor at Sundowns,,,,, only one person does not take bribes (Rodney ramagalele),,and he will be top goal score come end of the season,, because of cow onyango,,who was olso backdoor nominated for player of the month
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kadish Jan 19, 2018 03:50 PM
Tau scored 3 goals against Baroka(2) & Maritzburg (1) in December as compare to 2 goals for Sinethemba against G Arrows (1) & Rats (1)
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kadish Jan 19, 2018 03:29 PM
If its true what you are saying and like to know the criteria please provide us goals, assists & man of the match award of both players in question then stats will answer your questions.
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Maclane Jan 19, 2018 02:50 PM
The only criteria ull understand will be urs Mr. And its difficult to dispute, bcoz like you said, u dont understand the criteria
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No badges available Jan 19, 2018 01:26 PM
All he's asking for is a fairness because to be honest these so-called small clubs are giving big clubs a headache so coaches and players must be rewarded for their job welldone.
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Pirates_999 Jan 19, 2018 12:59 PM
Every award won by a player it's always debatable to other because they have their favourites players to win the award to it's okay Sir to feel this way
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AAA_waSIMUTHA Jan 19, 2018 12:45 PM
@Yellow commander NOTHING IN THIS ARTICLE ABOUT ZEBIES - so you are so obsessed with ZEBIES to an extend you can't talk football without mentioning them.......
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AAA_waSIMUTHA Jan 19, 2018 12:42 PM
@ Mr Ratshibvumo, big teams are always on the sport lite. So their players have got more chances of being recognised than players of smaller teams. The best you can do sir is market your players to "grow" - vhabve kha zwikiļaba zwițuku and join big clubs. Try to push for Jarnjie to play for one of the three or even for him to go to top European leagues. That will be a better achievement than him winning a Player Of the Month award when playing for a Free State Stars.
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Yellow commander Jan 19, 2018 12:38 PM
This is how things are done, remember those days when Zebbies would have everything to their favour - benefiting from doubius penalties, getting best players, sponsors and referees supporting them, today they are just average team. This is how we used to feel, sorry boss uzoba strong.
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dellah Jan 19, 2018 12:18 PM
Tau scores nd create goals, he deserves everything on offer
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MatlalaSPORT3000 Jan 19, 2018 12:07 PM
Those players will never win because those judges can see them play. SS4 only show all the games of downs,chiefs and pirates other teams get televised only half of their matches.
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THE MAN Jan 19, 2018 11:39 AM
Oh please stop marketing your player through this platform. wena just represent your players n leave other things to those who know best. Like you said, maybe you don't understand the criteria, so shut up. And what is player of the month award anyway? Rather let your player fight for the player of the season.
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magents02 Jan 19, 2018 11:30 AM
Tau has been mesmerising defenders left and right. He won 3 man of the match in 5 games so which league where you watching. Stop being jealous wena s.....d labour
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EagleEye Jan 19, 2018 11:19 AM
That is football politics my friend. Just let it go.
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Shillos10 Jan 19, 2018 11:16 AM
u got a point,Jantjie deserve the award..Percy is mt favourite but i think it would have been faur enough for Jantjie to win it
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chaledi Jan 19, 2018 11:06 AM
He is a headless chicken. Maybe he should join Free agents FC at half price

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