The former PSL Footballer of the Season, Modise stated the following to the media: “We have seen some quality football this season. The Footballer of the Season category is really interesting – you have guys with different strengths and I think it can go to any of them. It’s a special award – because it means you are being recognised for being the best in that season. We have the coaches voting for the winner here – so it should be very interest.”
Mamelodi Sundowns players Hlompho Kekana and Percy Tau have been nominated together with Maritzburg United midfielder Siphesihle Ndovu for the Footballer of the Season award.
For the Absa Premiership Coach of the Season, Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredjoevic was named with Maritzburg United coach Fadlu Davids and Mamelodi Sundown’s Pitso Mosimane.
There was an outcry from many PSL fans asking why Luc Eymael wasn't nominated. His Free State Stars team finished sixth in the PSL and he also lifted the Nedbank Cup on Saturday.
Eymael responded to his fans directly on Twitter, as you can see below.
The PSL Awards will be held on May 29.
Goalkeeper of the season nominees:@IIKHUNE_32_16 : @KaizerChiefs & @BafanaBafana 🇿🇦 no.1 @masindeonyango : @Masandawana & @UgandaCranes 🇺🇬 no.1
Richard Ofori : @MaritzburgUtd & Ghana 🇬🇭 no.1#PSLAwards @SPORTATSABC pic.twitter.com/dyOlBYQrUB — Velile Mbuli (@Veli_Mbuli) May 21, 2018
As a 2-time Player of the Season Award Winner, #CTCFC ‘General’ Teko Modise was selected to present the Coach, Player & Goal of the Month Awards for May...as well as the announcement of the nominees for the 2017/18 Absa Premiership Awards! #iamCityFC #PSLAwards pic.twitter.com/nGPKzLI7Jm — Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) May 21, 2018
Cool, calm and composed. "Woosah-Musa" Nyatama is nominated for the @OfficialPSL 2017/18 Midfielder of the Season Award Not only is he Teko Modise's favourite to win, he's our favourite too Good Luck Musa!
Winner TBA on 29.05.18 at the #PSLAwards
#OnceAlways pic.twitter.com/YtNDYWCqnu — Orlando Pirates FC (@orlandopirates) May 21, 2018
Than ..if PSL wants to create another trophy ..for the coach who improved the most the team ..that will be another problem — Luc eymael (@EymaelLuc) May 21, 2018
Guys thanks for your reaction for the non nomination for coach of the year ...but for me it is pitso who won the league so he deserved to be coach of the season ..it is simple — Luc eymael (@EymaelLuc) May 21, 2018