Pirates reveal award nominees

Orlando Pirates have revealed the nominees for the various prizes on offer at their awards ceremony on Thursday night.

The Buccaneers have reignited the tradition of holding the annual event honouring individual contributions to the team after their impressive 2017/18 campaign. They have not had an awards ceremony for the last four years.

Luvuyo Memela, Musa Nyatama, Thembinkosi Lorch, Justin Shonga, Innocent Maela and Ntsikelelo Nyauza are all up for the big prize - the Player of the Season.

Zakhele Lepasa, Samuel Nkomo, Malefole Malaba, Andile Tshabalala and Grant Peters have been nominated for Reserve Player of the Season.

Meanwhile, one of Augustine Mahlonoko, Kopano Thuntsane, Rodi Sibande and Thabiso Sesane will pick up the Development Player of the Season accolade.

Luvuyo Memela is set to take home the Golden Boot Award, having scored five goals to help the Bucs finish second in the Premiership and secure a CAF Champions League spot.

Other awards on offer include Golden Gloves and Fans' Player of the Season.