Baroka FC’s Elvis Chipezeze says he was not expecting to win the Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament award at the 2019 South African Premier Soccer League Awards held on Sunday.
The Zimbabwean keeper beat his team-mate Mduduzi Mdantsane and Orlando Pirates’ Thembinkosi Lorch to win the gong. He kept three clean sheets and conceded only two goals as his side went on to win the cup.
“I wasn’t expecting this, you saw there were pretty tight contenders,” said Chipezeze in an interview on Front Runner’s podcast.
“As a goalkeeper, you have to lead the boys, some say the keeper is the captain and the coach, is everything and with the help of my team-mates, I think it played a big role.”