In line with keeping up with innovations in the DStv Premiership, South African football legends Benni McCarthy and Steven Pienaar spearheaded the selection of the DStv Premiership Goal of the Month award, in a new 2022/23 season format.
The monthly award recognising the best goals in the league needed to be revitalized, with the winner now decided by the subjective opinion of SA football greats who have played and shone in both the domestic and international leagues for many years.
The DStv Premiership Goal of the Month, previously voted for by football fans, is in honour of the best goal scored each month. Goals from each month were made available to the legends to select the winning Goal of the Month. McCarthy and Pienaar have picked their Goal of the Month winners from August until the end of March.
In August, Phillip Ndlondlo’s well taken shot into the top corner from the edge of the 18-yard area against Royal AM was selected as the best goal to kick off the new season, while still on the books of Marumo Gallants. In a goal that will likely go down as one of the best in the Soweto Derby, Yusuf Maart’s incredible match-winning strike from his own half for Kaizer Chiefs, took the honours for September/October.
Themba Zwane of Mamelodi Sundowns, who brilliantly drove with the ball forward from deep in his own half, before connecting a one-two touch with Cassius Mailula, and then finishing off the move he started, saw him win the best goal for December/January.
In February/March, Lantshene Phalane’s powerful drive with his left foot for Royal AM, that beat Sundowns’ goalkeeper Ronwen Williams hands down, was a unanimous winner from the legends for the month.
All the winners of the monthly goals go forth to contest the Goal of the Season at the PSL Awards later this month. The winners of the Goal of the Month award will each receive a trophy and R7 000 courtesy of league sponsors, DStv.
Winners for the 2022/23 DStv Premiership Goal of the Month Awards
GOAL OF THE MONTH
August – Royal AM v Marumo Gallants – Phillip Ndlondlo (Marumo Gallants)
September/October – Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs – Yusuf Maart (Kaizer Chiefs)
December/January – Mamelodi Sundowns v Swallows FC – Themba Zwane (Mamelodi Sundowns)
February/March – Mamelodi Sundowns v Royal AM – Lantshene Phalane (Royal AM)
April TBC TBC
May TBC TBC
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