Galaxy of stars rewarded by TS Galaxy FC

TS Galaxy Football Club rewarded the galaxy of stars in style yesterday in Kameerlriever.

The Rockets excelled in the debut season in top-flight football attaining some of the big results in the league.

As a result, the club had four players that represented their respective national teams at different levels.

Ethan Brooks and Masilake Phohlongo steered Bafana Bafana to Cosafa Cup glory while Macbeth Mahlangu was with the South African Under-23 side that competed in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

The trio was rewarded for their vigilant displays with the Rockets in yesterday’s ceremony that was held at Cluster Hall infront of the king.

Phohlongo walked away with the Goal of the Season gong for his scorcher against Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium at the start of the year.

He rose highest in the box to notch up a thumping header that left Richard Ofori astonished between the sticks for the Buccaneers after an exquisite delivery by Luckyboy Mokoena on the right and side.

The young Brooks together with Mahlangu scooped the Young Prospects of the Season award.

Mahlangu was also nominated for the PSL Young Player of the Season. The youngsters were not only ones that shone during the awards but the senior players also came to the party.

Lindokuhle Mbatha and Mxolisi Macuphu won the Golden Boots awards for their five strikes each.

The two veterans were pivotal for the Rockets in the previous season. They didn’t only notch up goals but contributed with assists. Mbatha made five and Macuphu conjured up four assists.

Marlon Heugh was the biggest winner of the day as he was voted the Player of the Season.

Unfortunately, he wasn’t present to receive his accolades. He recently completed a successful ankle operation and is set to be out for a few weeks.

TS Galaxy captain, Pogiso Sanoka received the award on his behalf. For all his diligence, never say die attitude in the field of play, Mlungisi Mbunjana walked away with the Most Dedicated Player of the Season.

Last but not least, Njabulo Sukazi scooped the chairman’s award. At the age of 21, Njabulo performed his job as a Team Manager with distinction and honour.

It was her first season in the elite league but performed like a professional. Her achievement coincides with Women’s Month.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Award winners:

Player of the Season: Marlon Heugh

Goal of the Season: Masilake Phohlongo (against Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium).

Young Prospect of the Season: Macbeth Mahlangu and Ethan Brooks

Top Goalscorers: Lindokuhle Mbatha and Mxolisi Macuphu

Chairman’s award: Njabulo Sukazi