Willard Katsande made up for missing out on the prestigious Absa Premier League Player of the Year award by collecting the Kaizer Chiefs’ end-of-the-season awards held in Johannesburg on Wednesday night.
Katsande opted out of the Warriors squad to make it to the awards where he had been tipped to take the top gong, but Bidvest Wits’ “Salt & Vinegar” pocketed R230 000 in prize-money after taking home most of the awards presented on the night, including the Player and Players’ Player of the Year honours.
Fair Play Award: Mulomowandau Mathoho (R20 000);
Online Player of the Season: Willard Katsande (R20 000);
Fan Player of the Season: Willard Katsande (R50 000);
Goal of the Season: Knowledge Musona (R20 000);
Top Goalscorer: Knowledge Musona
(R40 000) for his 16 goals in all competitions;
Most Improved Player of the Season: Mulomowandau Mathoho (R25 000);
Players’ Player of the Season: Willard Katsande (R50 000);
Player of the Season: Willard Katsande (R100 000 + Nissan 370Z sponsored car);
Special Award (Presented by Kaizer Motaung): (1) Sylvester ‘City Late’ Kole — played for Chiefs between 1976 and 1988. (2) Lucky Stylianou — played for Chiefs between 1978 and 1984.
Player of the Month awards (R10 000 for each month)
August 2013/October 2013: Tsepo Masilela;
September 2013/March 2014: Knowledge Musona;
November 2013/February 2014: Bernard Parker;
December 2013: Siyabonga Nkosi;
January 2014/April 2014: Tefu Mashamaite;
May 2014: Willard Katsande.