South Africa Player of the Week: Aubrey Ngoma - Pretoria University

The AmaTuks midfielder is player of the week and was an easy choice for, following his stellar four goal tally against Ajax Cape Town
South Africa Player of the Week
Aubrey Ngoma
AGE 23
POSITION Midfielder
TEAM Pretoria University
Ajax Cape Town
1-5 Pretoria University

AmaTuks decimated Ajax Cape Town on Saturday and the man who lead this outstanding peformance was Aubrey Ngoma. The midfielder seemed destined to join Orlando Pirates at the beginning of this season, but the deal was never completed. Pirate's loss has definitely been AmaTuk's gain. Ngoma scored four varied and stylish goals, each one displaying his pace, his positioning and his finishing ability. His two long range efforts have to be complimented as pure class, the first one brilliantly placed into the top-right corner of the net with a clever toe-poke and the other being a clean and powerful strike which proved impossible to save. Rounded off by a strong header and a lung-bursting run followed by a pinpoint finish, this four-goal tally will live long in the AmaTuks fans' memory banks. 

Congratulations to Aubrey Ngoma,'s 1st South Africa Player of the Week winner!

Honourable Mention

Lerato Chabangu – Moroka Swallows

The former Mamelodi Sundowns players came back to haunt his old club by scoring the first goal for Swallows, his third this season against Sundowns. Chabangu continues to impress for the Dube Birds this season and deserves a mention for his goalscoring form and consistency.  

Onyekachi Okonkwo - Orlando Pirates

The Buccaneers midfielder was named man of the match following his side's disappointing loss against Bloemfontein Celtic. He was the best player on the pitch, controlling play in the midfield and creating opportunities for his teammates. Pirates did not take their chances however Okonkwo's performance was notable and brimming with class. 

Tefu Mashamaite – Kaizer Chiefs

Mashamaite has been performing consistenly at the back for Chiefs this season, earning his position with some solid performances. His first goal for the club against Chippa United set up victory for the Amakhosi. He played the game with a stiched up right eye and coach Stuart Baxter called him a "warrior" after the match.


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