Sfiso Hlanti wins big at Bidvest Wits awards

The South Africa international bagged two awards, thanks to his contribution for the Students this season

Despite having failed to defend their Premier Soccer League title, Bidvest Wits held their annual awards to honour their best performers this season.

The Clever Boys are yet to wrap up their current campaign as they have a trip to the already relegated Platinum Stars on Saturday afternoon.

For obvious reasons, the Telkom Knockout Cup champions opted for a simple venue, the Olives and Plates restuarant on the University's main campus.

Gavin Hunt’s men did not have a bright start this term as they spent the first round rooted at the bottom of the table, but turned the corner in the second half of the campaign.

They now look set to finish outside of the top eight hence they occupy the 10th spot with 36 points.

Defender Sifiso Hlanti walked away with the Player and Players' Player of the Season accolades after becoming the only the club’s campaigner with over 30 games to his name in all competitions this season.

Another defender, Reeve Frosler, was awarded with the Young Player of the Season award as he bags it for the second successive year.

Moreover, veteran defender Bongani Khumalo clinched the Coach's gong after his contribution as cover for Buhle Mkhawanzi and skipper Thulani Hlatshwayo in their campaign.

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Speaking at the ceremony, Hunt said he would like to honour a hard working member of his squad and saw the former SuperSport United and Bafana defender as the right man to lift the award.

“I would like to give this award to a player who is hard working both on and off the pitch, the most professional footballer and who delivered no matter when he was called upon,” said Hunt.