It’s all about team work for Hildah Magaia

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Fresh from inspiring Banyana Banyana to a fourth consecutive Cosafa Women’s Championship title in Port Elizabeth, Tshwane University of Technology (TUT Ladies) taliswoman Hildah Magaia was the big winner at the inaugural Safa National Women’s League (SNWL) awards ceremony on Tuesday.

Magaia scooped two major awards: the coveted SNWL Player of the Season and the Golden Boot accolade – sharing the Top Goal Scorer of the Season award with former Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies striker Rhoda Mulaudzi after netting 36 goals apiece.

The TUT Ladies captain wrote her name in the history books of the SNWL as she becomes the first player to walk away with the two awards. Magaia walked away with R10 000 in prize money for the two accolades, R5 000 for each award.

Magaia, who had already bagged the Cosafa Women’s Championship Player of the Tournament award, will be pleased that her impressive exploits in the newly established women’s league were recognised.

She credited her blistering form to the support she gets from her teammates and management at the club.

“It means a lot to me more especially being the first person to win the awards of the new league [SNWL]. But I wouldn’t have done this without the support and courage from my teammates as well as the management at large,” Magaia told FARPost.

“My personal targets is to score goals that will keep my team on the ride for position one and to start and end where God has and will put me because as much as we can plan at the end of the day He is the one who decides our paths,” she concluded.

LIST OF ALL THE SNWL WINNERS AND PRIZE MONEY

Goalkeeper of the Season (R5 000) – Andile Dlamini (Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies)

Young Player of the Season (R5 000) – Kananelo Taiwe (Bloemfontein Celtic Ladies)

Top Goal Scorer (R5 000) – Hildah Magaia (TUT Ladies) and Rhoda Mulaudzi (Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies).

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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