Caps United midfield maestro Joel ‘Josta’ Ngodzo has scooped the 2019 Soccer Star of the Year Award.He beat 10 other players in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) to win the coveted award.Ralph Kawondera of Triangle United was voted First Runnerup while Prince Dube of Highlanders Football Club landed the Second Runnerup award.
Other soccer stars picked by soccer experts and other stakeholders are Ariel Sibanda (Highlanders), Ian Nekati (ZPC Kariba), Evans Katema (Dynamos), Phineas Bamusi (CAPS United), Prince Dube (Highlanders), Wellington Taderera (Black Rhinos), Clive Augusto (Chicken Inn), Joel Ngodzo (CAPS United), King Nadolo (TelOne), Ralph Kawondera (Triangle) and Never Tigere (FC Platinum).
Andrew Mbeba of Highlanders scooped that Rookie of the Year while his teammate Aerial Sibanda got the Goalkeeper of Year Award. The Joey Antipas of Chiken Inn is the Coach of the Year. Brighton Chimeme landed the Referee of the Year Award and his colleagues Faith Mloyi and Salani Ncube got the first runnerup and second runnerup awards respectively.
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.