Stellenbosch FC coach Steve Barker and Cape Town City’s Hugo Marques, together with Thabo Matlaba of Royal AM, have won the last monthly awards of the season – the DStv Premiership Coach, Player and Goal of the Month of May.
Barker, who guided his side to an impressive fourth-place finish in the recently concluded DStv Premiership season, saw his side go through May unbeaten with impressive wins over champions Mamelodi Sundowns and city rivals Cape Town City and holding Swallows FC, Maritzburg United and SuperSport United to draws.
Angolan Marques, capped his impressive debut season by taking home the DStv Premiership Player of the Month to add to his Goal of the Season award. During May, Marques kept four clean sheets in City’s five outings, which hugely contributed to the Citizens securing a place in the Caf Champions League.
Coaches Eric Tinkler, Manqoba Mqgithi and Rhulani Mokwena as well as players Ashley Du Preez, Peter Shalulile and Aubrey Modiba, were all close contenders for the May monthly award.
Thabo Matlaba won the DStv Premiership Goal of the Month thanks to his superb strike in his side’s 2-2 draw with Orlando Pirates last week.
Matlaba’s goal will now be added to the list of all the monthly goals in contention for the DStv Premiership Goal of the Season award. The voting of the DStv Goal of the Season award, to be voted by fans and the public on www.psl.co.za, will open later on Thursday and close at midnight on Friday, 10 June.