Orlando Pirates strike Thembinkosi Lorch, stood head and shoulders above his colleagues and contenders for the player award. Players such as Lebogang Maboe of Mamelodi Sundowns, Chippa United’s Gladwin Shitolo and Cape Town City captain Thamsanqa Mkhize were nominated for their impressive efforts in their respective teams.
The Bloemfontein-born Lorch was rewarded for his undeniable consistent form during February, during which he scored a crucial goal in the Soweto Derby and provided two assists in Pirates’ other matches during the month. His speed, creativity, brilliant pressing game and contribution in keeping Pirates in the title race, saw him get the nod for the player of the month award. The judges were impressed by how he’s been hugely influential for his club even when the chips were down, together with the amazing combination he has developed with the front three.
Mosimane and Lorch will each receive R5 000 from Absa, proud sponsors of the Absa Premiership. Absa congratulates both the coach and player on winning their respective accolades for February.