Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane and Cape Town City skipper Lebongang Manyama have been voted as the Absa Premiership Coach and Player of the Month for February.
Both Mosimane and Manyama have become synonymous with the monthly awards in recent months as they went to the Premier Soccer League office on Wednesday to collect their individual accolades.
The PSL announced that the Brazilians’ mentor has bagged the accolade for a record of five times during the 2015/16 Absa Premiership campaign while Manyama is receiving his third individual award of this current campaign.
Manyama is currently the joint-top scorer in the league with 11 goals and has continued his fine form going into the month of February.
“The City Boyz skipper was selected by the panel of judges owing to him being a great team player, leading his side by example from the front, continuously improving his reading of the game,” reads the statement.
“Judges were also impressed at his forceful style of play when going forward and his maturity as a player as the 2016/17 Absa Premiership has gone on.
“Manyama from Alexandra, got the nod in a tight contest of voting by the panel of experts, which also saw Mamelodi Sundowns teammates Themba Zwane and Percy Tau and Bidvest Wits’ forward Gabadinho Mhango come close.”
On the other hand, the league’s defending champions resumed their 2017 campaign with a hard-fought victory away at Bloemfontein Celtic, beat Orlando Pirates 6-0 at home, drew with Chippa United and then beat title rivals Bidvest Wits 2-0.
“During this time, the panel experts felt Mosimane has managed to keep his squad motivated and has created a healthy competition in his selection despite having several big names in his side, » said the league.
“Despite playing in other competitions, his team has remained consistent in the Absa Premiership and continues to play attractive, attacking football scoring 12 goals in five matches during this period.
“The Soweto-born coach was selected ahead Eric Tinkler of Cape Town City, Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt and Steve Komphela, the Kaizer Chiefs coach, who were also commended for having good runs during the month of February.”
The awards were selected by a panel of judges made up of members of the broadcast media and football analysts and was convened by renowned local coach Farouk Khan.
World Cup 2018: Appiah unveils the reasons for Ghana’s failure!
Present at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and in 2014 in Brazil, Ghana will stay home for the 2018 event in Russia. The Blacks Stars failed to qualify. A counter-performance that the coach explained the reasons in an interview with Happy FM.
Ghana was no better than third place in Group E in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. The Blacks Stars (7 points) stayed behind Uganda (9 points) and Egypt ( 13 points).
Ghana’s national team coach Kwesi Appiah said they had a plan to reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but they were unhappy in their attempts. The manager of the Black Stars revealed the reasons why they failed to reach the world and at the same time praised the Egyptian national team. He also pointed out that North Africans had a well-executed plan for their qualifying campaign that included a lot of money from investors.
Egypt qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1990 after finishing top of Group E with 13 points while Ghana finished in third place with seven points.
« It’s a pity we were not qualified for the World Cup. Every Ghanaian is disappointed not to have been qualified, « Appiah told Happy FM.
« If we get together and get to where the blame is, we will automatically go forward. He continues.
« Egypt, for example, had a plan, they had many investors who were putting money they had voluntarily to qualify for the World Cup. « Says the Ghanaian.
Top African scorers in the history of the C1: Aubameyang equals Adebayor!
Top 10 African scorers in UEFA LDC history Copyright -StarAfrica.com
The captain of the Panthers of Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang does not end to panic the counters under the jersey of Borussia Dortmund!
Indeed, scorer on Tuesday night against Tottenham (defeat of Dortmund 2-1) during the fifth and penultimate day of the group phase of the UEFA Champions League, the ‘serial-scorer’ Gabon joined the iconic captain of the Epervier of Togo Emmanuel Adebayor ranked fifth among the best African scorers in the history of the C1 with an impressive total of 13 goals in just four contests.
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It should be remembered that Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o Jr., Africa’s worthy ambassadors across the Old Continent, are by far the two best African scorers in the history of the Cup with big ears.
The Elephant has a good lead with 44 goals scored, against 33 scored by the Indomitable Lion, while Basel’s star striker Seydou Doumbia completes the podium with 17 goals on the clock.
Here are the top African scorers in the history of the UEFA Champions League (preliminary rounds included): (22/11/2017)
44: Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast – Marseille, Chelsea, Galatasaray)
33: Samuel Eto’o Jr. (Cameroon – Real Madrid, Mallorca, Barcelona, Internazionale, Chelsea)
19: Seydou Doumbia (Ivory Coast – CSKA Moskva, FC Basel, Sporting Lisbon)
14: George Weah (Liberia – Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan)
13: Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo- Monaco, Arsenal, Real Madrid)
13: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon -Borussia Dortmund)
12: Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon-Porto, Besiktas)
11: Rabah Madjer (Algeria-Porto)
11: Michael Essien (Ghana- Chelsea, Real Madrid, AC Milan)
11: Mohamed Salah (Egypt – FC Basel, AS Roma, Liverpool)
FIFA: Africa has a new king!
FIFA has released today its usual ranking of football nations affiliated to it. If the head at the world level has not changed, the African ranking has been turned upside down. Senegal is back in force and occupies first place ahead of Tunisia.
With a very good end of the year with a qualification to the Russian world, Senegal and the winners of the dams in the Europe zone progress in the hierarchy.
The Téranga Lions are taking advantage of their first World Cup qualification since 2002 to reach the 23rd rank, the highest ranking in their history. Senegal is now the highest-ranked African nation, having doubled two other CAF qualifiers for Russia 2018: The Carthage Eagles of Tunisia win a place and the 27th world nation, 2nd in Africa while Egypt loses a place despite his qualification. The Pharaohs are now 31 st and 3 rd on the African level. We must also note the progress of Burkina Faso, which gains 11th place 44th
The top five in the world ranking – Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium – will be in attendance, and they all keep their place in the October edition. They will however have to pay attention to Spain, which now occupies the sixth place after having overtaken France and Poland.
The African Top 10
4- DR Congo
6- Burkina Faso
10- Ivory Coast
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