Goalkeepers dominate PSL Player of the Month awards

The PSL announced the recipients of the DStv Premiership Player of the Month from August to February, dominated by three goalkeepers.

In a statement on Thursday, the team recognized TS Galaxy’s Melusi Buthelezi as the outstanding player in August.

Richards Bay FC goalkeeper Salim Magoola won the award for September/October after keeping five clean sheets that period.

Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Ronwen Williams was awarded the best player of the December/January period.


Three goalkeepers have walked away with honours in the DStv Premiership individual monthly awards. Melusi Buthelezi of TS Galaxy FC (August), Salim Magoola from Richards Bay FC (September/October) and Mamelodi Sundowns’ Ronwen Williams (December/January), have each claimed the individual monthly gongs in the respective months, in the DStv Premiership Player of the Month category.

The three shot stoppers produced several outstanding performances and match-winning saves for their teams, each keeping five clean sheets in different months, contributing to the impressive form of their team at that time.

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It is the first time in a Premiership season that three domestic goalkeepers have won the award each month during the campaign. Hugo Marques, former Cape Town City goalkeeper, was the last goalkeeper to receive the award in May 2022.

The judging panel for the DStv Premiership monthly awards consisting of commentators, analysts and journalists, selected Jose Riveiro of Orlando Pirates, SuperSport United’s Gavin Hunt, and Rhulani Mokwena of Mamelodi Sundowns as the winners of the DStv Premiership Coach of the Month, for August, September/October, and December/January respectively.

The three coaches are leading their teams in the league, achieving impressive results with an impressive style of football and recording few draws and losses in the said months.

Meanwhile, details of the newly revamped DStv Premiership Goal of the Month award will be announced in due course.


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