WINNING: CT City skipper Lebogang Manyama

Manyama hit the hattrick of the big prizes at Monday night’s gala, carrying off the PSL Footballer of the Season, Players’ Player of the Season and the Golden Boot for his 13 goals.

Of his achievements, Lebo says: “I wouldn’t be anything without my teammates. Cape Town City is the team of the season for me, I am City.”

His partner in crime, Aubrey Ngoma, also picked up a brace of awards - Midfielder of the Year and Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament.

Ngoma is set to miss the start of the season after a knee operation to correct a problem he picked up ahead of the Cosafa Cup two weeks ago after winning his first Bafana Bafana call-up this season.

But the left winger says his two awards are just the motivation he needs to come back fitter and stronger and repeat the great season he had last term.

He says: “To be honest, the two awards I received were a massive boost in my motivation to come back stronger.

“To see my hard work being recognised and getting the rewards shows that, if I can work harder and continue to improve as a player, I can reap the fruits.

“This is motivation for me.”