The 2019 Castle Lager PSL Awards took place in Harare on Friday night.
CAPS United midfielder Joel Ngodzo won the biggest award on the 2019 Soccer Star of the Year, beating Triangle United’s Ralph Kawondera and Prince Dube of Highlanders to the gong.
This the first time the 30-year old has won the award.
Kawondera finished as the first runner-up while Dube was the third best.
Bosso duo of Ariel Sibanda and Andrew Mbeba were named as Goalkeeper of the year and Rookie of the year respectively.
Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas emerged as the winner in the Best Coach category. The gaffer’s triumph was an obvious one after his closest rivals – Lizwe Sweswe (FC Platinum) and Darlington Dodo (CAPS United) – only took over on the midway point of the season.
2019 CLPSL Awards winners:
Soccer Star of the Year: Joel Ngodzo (CAPS United)
1st Runner-up: Ralph Kawondera (Triangle United)
2nd Runner-up – Prince Dube (Highlanders)
Coach of the Year: Joey Antipas (Chicken Inn)
Rookie of the Year: Andrew Mbeba (Highlanders)
Goalkeeper of the Year: Ariel Sibanda (Highlanders)
2019 Best XI: A. Sibanda (Highlanders), C. Augusto (Chicken Inn), E. Katema (Mushowani Stars/ Dynamos), I. Nekati (ZPC Kariba), J. Ngodzo (CAPS United), K. Nadolo (TelOne), N. Tigere (FC Platinum), P. Bamusi (CAPS United), P. Dube Highlanders), R. Kawondera (Triangle United), W. Taderera (Black Rhinos).
Referee of the Year:
Winner – Brighton Chimene
1st Runner-Up – Faith Muloyi
2nd Runner-Up – Salani Ncube