The Premier Soccer League has confirmed the three recipients of the latest Absa Premiership awards.
The COVID-19 lockdown put a break in all domestic football operations including the monthly awards, though with the 2019/20 season back in action, the PSL has since revealed the winners of the Absa Premiership coach of the month, player of the month and goal of the month.
A press release by the PSL read:
“For Eric Tinkler, Daylon Claasen and Lebogang Manyama, the restart of league action will coincide with all three receiving their monthly accolades, as recipients of the Absa Premiership Coach, Player and Goal of the month for February/March 2020, respectively.
Prior to the coronavirus-enforced hiatus, Tinkler guided Maritzburg United to four successive wins, beating title contenders Kaizer Chiefs and Bidvest Wits away from home as well as Stellenbosch FC and Polokwane City, impressive results that moved the Team of Choice to 5th place on the log standings. Claasen, also from the Maritzburg-based club, played an integral role in United’s good form back in February. The stylish playmaker was the key man for his side, scoring four goals and providing a couple of assists in that period.
Manyama, the Absa Premiership Player of the Season in the 2016/17 season, got the nod for the goal of the month award from football fans for his solitary goal that earned Kaizer Chiefs a 1-0 win in the Soweto Derby at the end of February. His individual brilliance in the build-up to the goal saw him evade a couple of Pirates players before unleashing a powerful low drive from the edge of the 18-yard area into the net.”