Vukusic‚ Maluleke win PSL monthly awards

07 November 2018 - 12:56 By Marc Strydom
Jabulani Maluleke of Polokwane City and Hlompho Kekana of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Absa Premiership match between Polokwane City and Mamelodi Sundowns at Peter Mokaba Stadium on January 06, 2018 in Polokwane, South Africa.
Jabulani Maluleke of Polokwane City and Hlompho Kekana of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Absa Premiership match between Polokwane City and Mamelodi Sundowns at Peter Mokaba Stadium on January 06, 2018 in Polokwane, South Africa.
Image: Philip Maeta/Gallo Images

Polokwane City cleaned up at the Absa Premiership’s awards for October on Wednesday‚ Jozef Vukusic winning Coach of the Month and playmaker Jabulani Maluleke Player of the Month.

Vukusic‚ the 54-year-old Slovakian who has taken charge of City this season‚ steered his team to an unbeaten run in their three matches in October‚ a month that saw little league action due to a Fifa break and Telkom Knockout cup matches.

Polokwane won two league games and drew one in October.

They began the month drawing 1-1 against SuperSport United at Peter Mokaba Stadium. City then beat Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 at Moses Mabhida Stadium‚ ending the month with a 1-0 win against Maritzburg United at Peter Mokaba.

Rise and Shine are currently in fourth place in the PSL.

Maluleke‚ one of the league’s most underrated midfielders‚ was influential in Polokwane’s impressive results in October.

“He is a very experienced player‚ and it is very important that I have such a player – in the trainings and in the matches‚” Vukuzic said of Maluleke.

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