Pirates Trio Wins Absa Premiership Monthly Awards

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Johannesburg- Orlando Pirates trio Mulutin Sredojevic, Musa Nyatama and Justin Shonga have been named as Absa Premiership’s Coach, Player and Goal of the Month for March.

For the second time this season, individual Absa Premiership monthly awards winners came from one club as Milutin Sredojevic, Musa Nyatama and Justin Shonga all from Orlando Pirates, were crowned the coach, player and goal of the month winners respectively.

Sredojevic wins his second coach of the month award for the season after guiding Orlando Pirates to two wins and scoring five goals during the month of March. The judges were impressed by his discipline and calmness in tough situations as well as the strong combination and partnership he has built with his technical team that has seen the club produce great results.

In winning the award, Sredojevic beat off other impressive contenders in Maritzburg United’s Fadlu Davis and Luc Eymael of Free State Stars.

Nyatama meanwhile, capped off a great month of winning back to back Man of the Match awards by being rewarded as the best player in the Absa Premiership for March.

The former Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder was praised for his creativity in the centre of the park for Pirates, his ability to play penetrative passes and how he attacks and defends in aplomb.

Nyatama beat teammates Thembinkosi Lorch and Luvuyo Memela as well as Siphesihle Ndlovu of Maritzburg United to the award.

The Players and Coach of the Month awards were selected by a panel of judges made up of members of the broadcast media and football analysts.

In the Goal of the Month category, the Buccanners forward Shonga, saw his stunning long range goal against Chippa United in February was voted for by football fans.