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Fabian McCarthy: Kaizer Chiefs' Itumeleng Khune must win the Goalkeeper of the Season award

18:51 GMT+4 27/05/2018
Fabian McCarthy
The Premier Soccer League will announce winners for the 2017/18 end of the season awards on Tuesday night

Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Fabian McCarthy believes Mamelodi Sundowns attacker Percy Tau deserves a number of awards on Tuesday.

The Vryburg-born defender believes the Masandawana striker has carried the club on his shoulders as they clinched their eighth Premier Soccer League (PSL) title.

With the PSL set to hold the end of the season awards at the Sandton Convention Centre, the Bafana Bafana legend believes that the man from Witbank deserves to win several accolades.

The 24-year-old has been nominated in the categories of Player of the Season and Footballer of the Season and ended the campaign as the PSL's joint top scorer.

“For me Tau deserves a number of awards, reason is that he has been consistent and he played two seasons non-stop,” McCarthy told Goal.

“We saw him at Sundowns he played in the weekend, midweek and he scored and he created many attacks for them,” he said.

“To be honest from my view, I think he deserves it and he also shares the top goalscorer award and he has been professional in his job," he explained.

“Yes he got attacks from defenders, they kicked him and he never showed any arrogance and if you look at referees, they always caught him offside and he was frustrated,” continued the legend.

“But look with no jealous and hands downs…to be honest he deserves more than one award - he must clean three awards,” McCarthy said.

Speaking about his former club, the Soweto giants have Khune as their only nominee at the PSL Awards, and the former Bloemfontein Celtic defender said the nation’s No.1 deserves to be recognised ahead of Sundowns keeper Denis Onyango.

However, Khune will not only battle it out with the Ugandan skipper but with Ghana’s Richard Ofori as well who starred for Maritzburg United.

“Look, the most clean sheets in the league must count and that shows experienced campaigner, Khune played with injuries," he added.

“I will say to Denis, he was Africa's best last season and he has set records irrespective of the fact that they won the league, but Khune deserves it and Onyango remains the best in the league,” said the retired international.

“I think for Chiefs to have one nominee, it means there is a lot of work to be done,” he concluded