Surprise package Baroka FC have dominated the Nedbank Cup awards nominee list, with finalists Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United also represented.
Nedbank Cup Young Player of Tournament
Oscarine Masuluke (Baroka FC)
Likely the tallest goalkeeper in the top two divisions, Masuluke is an imposing figure in the Bakgaga goal. The 23-year-old played in four of Baroka’s five matches (including the NFD qualifier) and kept clean sheets in three matches, including against PSL sides Polokwane City and Golden Arrows.
Ndivhuwo Ravhuhali (Baroka FC) )
Some outstanding displays by the 23-year-old left-back in the 2016 Nedbank Cup have seen him linked with a couple of the big clubs in the PSL in recent weeks. Ravhuhali played in every minute of Baroka’s five cup games.
Dumisani Ngwenya (Baroka FC)
The exciting 21-year-old caught the eye with some outstanding performances, the former North West Shining Stars attacking midfielder showing just why there has been reported interest in his services from PSL clubs, a bright future predicted for him.
Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament
Jeremy Brockie (SuperSport United)
The New Zealand international has come alive in the closing months of the season and he played a big part in getting Matsatsantsa to the final, the 28-year-old having notched three goals in four Nedbank Cup matches.
Jacky Motshegwa (Baroka FC)
Still only 28, former Orlando Pirates and Bloemfontein Celtic midfield playmaker Motshegwa has been around for some time and won the competition with Pirates a couple of years back. He has been inspirational in a young Baroka side’s brave cup run to the semi-finals, scoring three goals in four games and providing a steadying influence in the middle of the park.
Tendai Ndoro (Orlando Pirates)
Ndoro is the leading goal-scorer in the competition, with a very impressive five goals in four matches, including a brace in the opening round 2-0 win against arch rivals Kaizer Chiefs that got the ball rolling for Bucs’ cup run.