South Africa Player of the Week: Mabhuti Khenyeza - Ajax Cape Town

The Ajax Cape Town striker inspired his side to PSL survival on Saturday with two goals and an assist in the process
South Africa Player of the Week
Mabhuti Khenyeza
AGE 30
TEAMS Ajax Cape Town
Ajax Cape Town
3-0 Golden Arrows

The stage was set for an Ajax Cape Town hero and Mabhuti Khenyeza delivered. The Urban Warriors, hanging onto their PSL status by the skin of their teeth, faced Golden Arrows in a crunch clash on Saturday. Khenyeza calmed the nerves by sweeping home as early as the ninth minute to put the home side into the lead. He then instigated Tariq Losper's goal with a pinpoint pass to allow the youngster a chance to finish from 12 yards out. Khenyeza, playing under the cloud of spitting allegations and a possible long-term ban, did not stop there and scored his second goal of the game in the 88th minute. Ajax Cape Town survived a potential pitfall and finished just above Chippa United to secure their PSL status for next season. Khenyeza's performance will most likely never be forgotten due to its importance for the side.

Congratulations to Mabhuti Khenyeza's 31st South Africa Player of the Week winner!

Honourable Mention

Ryan de Jongh  - Maritzburg United

Orlando Pirates succumbed to a 3-2 defeat against Maritizburg United due to a late strike from De Jongh, who netted a memorable winner in the 88th minute to secure the victory for his team.

Brent Carelse - Chippa United

Chippa United were unable to stave off having to play in the promotion playoffs this season, but their 2-1 win over AmaZulu meant that they did not suffer direct relegation into the National First Division. Carelse ensured this was the case with two second-half penalty strikes.
Thabo Mosadi- Pretoria University

Mosadi earns another mention this week as he scored yet again for AmaTuks, but this time against the league champions - Kaizer Chiefs. Mosadi's 60th minute strike means that Steve Barker's side finished the season in the top 8 on the PSL standings, an outstanding achievement for the side from Tshwane.

Each week our team of writers will put forward a selected candidate, as chosen by South Africa, who deserves recognition for achieving something special that matchday.

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It won't necessarily be the best player in the country - at least not usually - but whoever we crown will have accomplished something amazing. It might be for a particularly awesome performance or for something praiseworthy off the pitch - either way, the person in question deserves special attention...