Goal spoke to former Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey about his nominees for our inaugural award's pollHere's Neil Tovey's comments on each of the players in his short list for the prestigious award.
Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs) - He has been superb for both his club and the national team. His work ethic has been phenomenal.
Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs): Starting from last season he has been in top form for Chiefs and he contributed in the team’s success in winning the PSL.
Oupa Manyisa (Orlando Pirates): Orlando Pirates made the nation proud by reaching the final of the Caf Champions League and I believe that Manyisa was of the players that contributed.
Rooi Mahamutsa (Orlando Pirates): The fact that he been given a chance in the national team just goes to show that he is one of the players that performed well in 2013. Just like Manyisa, he played a crucial role in Pirates success.
Goal South Africa will reveal the official top five nominees next Monday, December 2.