PSL News 30.5.2016 11:10 pm

Billiat the big winner at PSL awards

Absa Premiership Footballer of the Season: Khama Billiat of Sundowns during the 2015/16 Premier Soccer League Awards Dinner at Emperors Palace. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Absa Premiership Footballer of the Season: Khama Billiat of Sundowns during the 2015/16 Premier Soccer League Awards Dinner at Emperors Palace. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Mamelodi Sundowns forward Khama Billiat was the center of attention at the 2015/16 PSL Awards.

He walked away with three main awards as the PSL honoured this season’s top achievers at Emperors Palace on Monday night.

Billiat also walked away with the night’s most coveted prize, PSL Footballer of the Season Award.

The Zimbabwean international also took home the 2015/16 Absa Premiership Player’s Player of the Season and the Absa Premiership Midfielder of the Season. In all three categories, he edged his teammates, Hlompho Kekana and Keagan Dolly.

He took a total prize money of R450 000 (R250 000 for Footballer of the Season, R150 000 for Absa Premiership Player’s Player of the Season and R50 000 for Absa Premiership Midfielder of the Season).

The PSL Footballer of the Season is voted by the coaches in the Premier Division.

The Absa Premiership Player’s Player of the Season is voted by the players from the 16 Premier Division clubs.

Pitso Mosimane, the Mamelodi Sundowns mentor, took the Absa Premiership Coach of the Season while Dennis Onyango and Thabo Nthethe both from Sundowns were voted as Absa Premiership Goalkeeper and Defender of the Season.

There was an emotional moment on the night as the mother of the late Ajax Cape Town defender Cecil Lolo walked on stage to accept the award for the late defender who was voted MTN8 Last Man Standing (Player of the Tournament).

Nthethe was voted the Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament while Jeremy Brockie took Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament.

Baroka FC’s Ndivhuwo Ravhuhali won the Nedbank Cup Most Promising Player of the Tournament.

MP Black Ace’s youngstar Aubrey Modiba took the Absa Premiership Young Player of the Season.

The Absa-lutely Goal of the Season prize went to Bidvest Wit’s Ben Motshwari for his beautiful goal against Chippa United on 10 January 2016.

All the winners:

Absa Premiership:

PSL Footballer of the Season – Khama Billiat (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Absa Premiership Top Goal Scorer – Collins Mbesuma (MP Black Aces)
Absa Premiership Player’s Player of the Season – Khama Billiat (Mamelodi Sundowns
Absa Premiership Goalkeeper of the Season – Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Absa Premiership Defender of the Season – Thabo Nthethe (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Absa Premiership Midfielder of the Season – Khama Billiat (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Absa-lutely Awesome Goal – Ben Motshwari (Bidvest Wits) vs Chippa: 10/01/2016
Absa Premiership Young Player of the Season – Aubrey Maphosa Modiba (MP Black Aces)
Absa Premiership Coach of the Season – Pitso Mosimane (Mamelodi Sundowns)

National First Division
NFD Goal Scorer – Thabiso Kutumela (Baroka FC)

Telkom Knockout
Player of the Tournament – Thabo Nthethe (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Nedbank Cup
Nedbank Cup Young Player of Tournament – Ndivhuwo Ravhuhali (Baroka FC)
Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament – Jeremy Brockie (SuperSport United)

MTN 8
MTN8 Last Man Standing – Cecil Lolo (Ajax Cape Town)

MATCH OFFICIALS
Referee of the Season – Thando Ndzandzeka
Assistant Referee of the Season – Zakhele Siwela

MDC MultiChoice Diski Challenge Most Precious Find
Sibusiso Sibeko (Golden Arrows)

MDC MultiChoice Diski Top Goalscorer
Emmanuel Letlotlo (Kaizer Chiefs)

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