Orlando Pirates’ Monnapule Saleng Bags Major Awards

He stands out as one of the players who had a great season. By thus, Orlando Pirates midfielder Monnapule Saleng has bagged himself two accolades at the 2023 PSL Awards ceremony held on Sunday night. This follows his impressive performances throughout the just-concluded campaign.

Saleng, commonly known as Golden Boy, was nominated for four awards at the prestigious ceremony. He then walked away with the MTN Last Man Standing accolade and the coveted DStv Premiership Players’ Player of the Season award, voted on by his peers. Saleng scored 11 times in the league, providing an impressive eight assists in just 22 appearances.

Throughout his career, Saleng has demonstrated remarkable skills, determination, and a relentless work ethic that have earned him numerous accolades and awards. One of his notable awards came in 2017 when he was named the Best Young Player of the Season at the Premier Soccer League (PSL) Awards. This prestigious honor recognized his outstanding performances and contributions to the game during that season. It was a testament to his immense talent and potential as a rising star in South African football.

The talented 25-year-old player has done amazingly well fro his team, Orlando Pirates. Saleng debuted for the Buccaneers in the home leg of the MTN 8 semifinal tie against Mamelodi Sundowns, and had an even bigger impact in the second leg at Peter Mokaba where he had a hand in all three goals scored in a clinical 3-0 victory, grabbing an assist before netting twice to send his side to the final.

He followed that performance up by netting a first-half goal against AmaZulu, which was the difference in the final at Moses Mabhida Stadium. With three crucial goals and an assist in the tournament, he was duly named the player of the tournament.

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