PSL Player Of The Month Criteria Questioned By Agent
Premier Soccer League Player Of The Month Criteria Questioned
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.
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.
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.
“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.