Khama Billiat, the Mamelodi Sundowns dynamo, was the center of attention at the 2015/16 PSL Awards when he claimed three main awards as the PSL honoured this season’s top achievers at Emperors Palace on Monday.
Billiat 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 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. 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).
Thabo 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.
Full list of the PSL Awards Winners below:
FOOTBALLER OF THE SEASON – Khama Billiat (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Absa Premiership Player’s Player of the Season – Khama Billiat (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Absa Premiership Top Goal Scorer – Collins Mbesuma (MP Black Aces)
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 Top Goal Scorer – Thabiso Kutumela (Baroka FC)
Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament – Thabo Nthethe (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Nedbank Cup Young Player of Tournament – Ndivhuwo Ravhuhali (Baroka FC)
Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament – Jeremy Brockie (SuperSport United)
MTN8 Last Man Standing – Cecil Lolo (Ajax Cape Town)
MultiChoice Diski Challenge Player Of The Season – Sibusiso Sibeko (Lamontville Golden Arrows)
MultiChoice Diski Challenge Top Goal Scorer – Emmanuel Letlotlo (Kaizer Chiefs)
Referee of the Season – Thando Ndzandzeka
Assistant Referee of the Season – Zakhele Siwela