Now that Supersport United have been crowned the MTN8 Champions, the next task at hand is finding the Player of the Tournament or otherwise called the Last Man Standing.
There were quite a number of standout performances and FARPost‘s Amahle Siphungu has selected a few possible contenders.
Thamsanqa Gabuza (Supersport United)
The striker is the top goal scorer in the tournament with three goals and added two assists, he certainly has settled in well at the Pretoria-based side following his move from Orlando Pirates and he’s got the goals to back up a nomination for this accolade.
Bradley Grobler (SuperSport United)
A man that no defender wants to leave unmarked. His winning goal crowned his club the champions and he’s had an outstanding run in the tournament.
Peter Shalulile (Highlands Park)
One player who’s work rate doesn’t reflect his numbers in this competition, although has been undeniably outstanding assisting one goal and constantly ensuring that Highlands Park looKed deadly on the attack. The Namibian is one player who gave the opponents sleepless nights.
Dean Furman (SuperSport United)
The captain that led his team to victory has to commended for his consistency and ability to solidify the middle of the park. He has mastered the art of playing that holding position and in this competition, we saw how crucial he was in the build up to the goals netted.
Thela Ngobeni (Highlands Park)
The man in-between the sticks has showed up when needed to in this tournament, keeping clean sheets against the likes of Orlando Pirates and pulling out some superb saves to deny the likes of Justin Shonga and Jabu Maluleke of Pirates and Polokwane City respectively. He certainly has a bright future ahead of him now that he’s back playing regular football after a disappointing stay at Mamelodi Sundowns.