Here it is, the FARPost PSL Team of the Season!!!
Our team of seven permanent staff members put together an unbeatable starting XI from this season’s top performers across all competitions.
Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns)
The Ugandan has stood out, keeping the highest number of clean sheets in the PSL (15). He’s the reason the ‘Brazilians’ have conceded the least number of goals (13).
His goalkeeping abilities, consistency and international experience has made him one of the best goalkeepers in the PSL.
Thapelo Morena (Mamelodi Sundowns)
He remains the best right back in the country and has been excellent for Sundowns after a career threatening injury that kept him out of last season.
Morena is one of the defenders who can defend and overlap well and only a few can match him in that regard – with a total of 23 League games played this season.
Divine Lunga (Golden Arrows)
The Warriors left-back remains a constant threat to opposition teams while he covers up so well at the back with such consistency.
Njabulo Ngcobo (Swallows FC)
The lanky defender has been rock-solid at the heart of the Swallows defence. Ever present for the Birds and has played in almost every game for the club – performing excellently.
You’d think he has been playing in the topflight for too long because of his assuredness in the heart of defence. Ever calm under pressure and has proven, time and again, his ability to play out the ball from the back.
Mosa Lebusa (Mamelodi Sundowns)
A key player in the Sundowns defence who has also showed great leadership qualities.
Makhehlene Makhaula (AmaZulu)
Under coach Benni McCarthy, AmaZulu have turned on a new leaf and the man doing the difficult job of intercepting opposition attacks and starting attacks for Usuthu is Makhaula.
He has amassed four Man of the Match accolades this season and that shows how great he is in the heart of midfield. He does the dirty work, leading the division’s midfielders when it comes to tackles and interceptions.
Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns)
With nine goals, Zwane is without a doubt a key member of Sundowns.
‘Mshishi’ started the season like a house on fire, scoring goals and helping Sundowns march towards their fourth successive title. If he’s not scoring, he’s creating chances for his teammates.
Sipho Mbule (SuperSport United)
He’s had a decent season, asserting himself as a key member of the SuperSport United side. Mbule has been more consistent than previous seasons, also notching four goals coupled with six assists.
Without a doubt, he is the creative spark in the SuperSport United midfield and has been very influential for Kaitano Tembo’s side.
Nkosingiphile Ngcobo (Kaizer Chiefs)
Carried Chiefs on his young shoulders in most matches when senior players were nowhere to be seen, with some outstanding performances.
In spite of a poor season by Chiefs, Ngcobo’s emergence been a silver lining to Chiefs’ forgettable domestic campaign. A couple of Man of the Match accolades are testament to that.
Peter Shalulile (Mamelodi Sundowns)
You’ve got to be a special talent to walk into a star-studded Sundowns side and command a starting place. The hard-running, marauding forward has been a consistent performer for the defending champions, weighing in with important goals.
The best player in the PSL this season with 18 goals and eight assists in 36 matches across all competitions.
Bradley Grobler (SuperSport United)
The fact that he leads the goal scorers’ charts with 14 goals in 23 games says he has done something right this season. He’s proven to be a poacher upfront.
He has had his best season which also saw him becoming the club’s overall top goal scorer, having surpassed the late Abram Raselemane’s 57 goals. He is on course to winning the Golden Boot with only three games left.
SUBS: Veli Mothwa, Tapelo Xoki, Siyethemba Sithebe, Augustine Mulenga (all AmaZulu), Nkosinathi Sibisi (Golden Arrows), Thabiso Kutumela (Maritzburg United), Mduduzi Mdantsane (Cape Town City)
HEAD COACH: Benni McCarthy
McCarthy is fast proving that he will be a force to be reckoned with in the coming years. As football fundis would say; “it’s not about how many games you win, but how you win them,” Benni is a true reflection of this saying. He managed to break records with a team full of average players. AmaZulu are now 16 games unbeaten, become the first team to win five consecutive league games and also to reach 50 points in the top-flight.
By Team FARPost