Thembinkosi Lorch the Big Winner at PSL awards

Thembinkosi Lorch the Big Winner at PSL awards

Orlando Pirates attacker Thembinkosi Lorch was the big winner at the Premier Soccer League (PSL) awards as he scooped the two big prizes, including being named South African Footballer of the Season.



The 25-year-old Lorch beat out two players from Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns, Hlompho Kekana and Themba Zwane, in a vote among the 16 PSL coaches.

Lorch, who also crowned the Players' Player of the Season, walked away with R450 000 as reward for his individual trophies.

Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane won the Coach of the Season award after guiding his team to their second successive league title while Superport United's Teboho Mokoena picked up the Young player of the Season gong.

All the winners at the PSL awards ceremony:

  • Footballer of the Season: Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates)
  • Absa Premiership Goalkeeper of the Season: Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United)
  • Absa Premiership Defender of the Season: Ricardo Nacimento (Mamelodi Sundowns)
  • Absa Premiership Midfielder of the Season: Hlompho Kekana (Mamelodi Sundowns)
  • Absa Premiership Young player of the Season: Teboho Mokoena (SuperSport United)
  • Absa Premiership Players' Player of the Season: Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates)
  • Absa Premiership Coach of the Season: Pitso Mosimane (Mamelodi Sundowns)
  • MTN8 Last man standing: Peter Leeuwenburgh (Cape Town City)
  • Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament: Elvis Chipezeze (Baroka FC)
  • Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament: Zakhele Lepasa (TS Galaxy)
  • Nedbank Most promising player: Terrence Mashego (TS Galaxy)
  • Multichoice Diski Challenge Player of the Tournament: Sipho Chaine (Bloemfontein Celtic)
  • Diski Shield Player of the Tournament: Siboniso Conco (Golden Arrows)
  • Absa Premiership Goal of the Season: Vincent Pule (Orlando Pirates) vs Polokwane City
  • Referee of the Season: Abongile Tom
  • Assistant Referee of the Season: Emmanuel de Sani


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