Kaizer Chiefs rewarded their DStv Diski Challenge (DDC) team players in an award ceremony held at the Naturena Village this past weekend.
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Interestingly, Chiefs have not held awards for the senior team since the end of the 2017-18 season as the management felt the team had been underperforming.
Now, the gesture to reward the young players from the DDC is seen as an attempt to try and motivate them to do more as they continue their development with Chiefs.
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Now, Mduduzi Shabalala, Wandile Duba and Siyabonga Gumede were the big winners on the day as they bagged two awards each.
Shabalala, who recently returned from two trial stints in Europe, was named Amakhosi’s Player of the Season while he also walked away with the top goalscorer award for netting 13 goals for Chiefs.
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The Players’ Player of the Season gong went to Gumede who was also named the club’s Defender of the Season by Chiefs.
Duba, on the other hand, was named the Most Improved Player of the Season as well as the Attacking Player of the Season for Chiefs.
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KAIZER CHIEFS DDC AWARDS: ALL THE BIG WINNERS
Defender of the Season – Siyabonga Gumede
Players’ Player of the Season – Siyabonga Gumede
Most Improved Player – Wandile Duba
Attacking Player of the Season – Wandile Duba
Player of the Season – Mduduzi Shabalala
Top Goalscorer – Mduduzi Shabalala