Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi says he is confident that the Downs players nominated for the PSL end of season awards will produce a clean sweep.
On Thursday the Premier Soccer League revealed the nominees for their end of season awards with Andile Jali and Peter Shalulie dominating the nominations.
Jali was nominated for the PSL Footballer of the Season gong alongside teammate Shalulile and Royal AM striker Victor Letsoalo.
The two Sundowns players were also nominated in the MTN8 Last Man Standing and the Premiership Players’ Player of the Season categories with teammate Themba Zwane.
Jali was also nominated for the Nedbank Cup player of the tournament alongside teammate Aubrey Modiba and Marumo Gallants goalkeeper King Ndlovu.
Speaking after the announcement, Mnqithi admitted that he is pleased to see the player rewarded for their performances.
“It is always encouraging when the players get selected for these awards because it always shows that they really helped the team in one way or another in these competitions,” Mngqithi explained to the media yesterday.
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“So to see AJ in that space is very good. He has had a very good season for us and he has fought very hard. He has played probably more than 90% of the matches that we have played.
“He has done extremely well. I believe he deserves to be nominated. As for Peter, I think everybody knows he has been our stalwart in our team and he has given his life and everything to the team.
“No wonder he gets nominated and if you look at Aubrey, in the Nedbank Cup matches he has done very well and he is selected and the fact that he is coming from the Ke Yona team maybe it also makes him an interesting nominee within the group because he has come a long way with Nedbank.
“We are very encouraged and happy that our boys are in that space and also confident they got what it takes to win.”
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