“Every footballer plays to win that award, and it’s an honour to hear people say that I am a contender but it’s not even on my mind,” Manyama told Goal.
The 26-year-old also leads the goalscoring charts with 11 goals alongside Orlando Pirates striker Tendai Ndoro.
With nine league matches to go, Manyama said his focus is solely on helping the team without thinking about personal accolades.
“For me like I said before, the team comes first. As long as I am doing well for the team, the individual accolades will just be a bonus, but I am very happy with the team’s overall performance as well so far and we will see what happens,” Manyama said.
His performances will no doubt catch the attention of a few big clubs, but Manyama hasn't thought about leaving City.
“No one can predict the future. I don’t know what might happen. In football anything can happen at any day. At this moment in time, I am just focused on City to make sure they finish the season as high as possible,” Manyama concluded.