Cape Town based duo Steve Barker from Stellenbosch FC and Cape Town City’s Hugo Marques, together with Thabo Matlaba of Royal AM have won the last monthly awards of the season – the DStv Premiership Coach, Player and Goal of the month of May.
Barker, who guided his side to an impressive 4th place finish in the recently concluded DStv Premiership season, saw his side go through May unbeaten with impressive wins over champions Mamelodi Sundowns and city rivals Cape Town City and holding out Swallows FC, Maritzburg United and SuperSport United to draws.
Angolan Marques, crowned off his impressive debut season by taking home the DStv Premiership Player of the Month to add on to his Goal of the Season award. During May, Marques kept four clean sheets in City’s five outings, which hugely contributed to The Citizens’ securing a place in the CAF Champions League.
Coaches Eric Tinkler, Manqoba Mqgithi and Rhulani Mokwena as well as players Ashley Du Preez, Peter Shalulile and Aubrey Modiba, were all close contenders for the May monthly award.
Thabo Matlaba won the DStv Premiership Goal of the Month award thanks to his superb strike in his side’s 2-2 against Orlando Pirates last week.