Sredojevic, Ndlovu claim January awards
Milutin Sredojevic guided Pirates to three wins from four matches, with his chargers scoring nine goals in that time.
JOHANNESBURG - Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic bagged his first Coach of the Month award, while Maritzburg United midfielder Siphesihle Ndlovu became the first player in the club’s history to win the Player of the Month award.
Sredojevic guided Pirates to three wins from four matches, with his chargers scoring nine goals in that time.
The standout result of the month for the Buccaneers was the 3-1 away win to table toppers Mamelodi Sundowns which kept them in touching distance to the Brazilians.
The Serb saw off competition from Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael, Kaizer Chiefs boss Steve Komphela, Fadlu Davids, the Maritzburg United coach and Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt.
Meanwhile, 21-year-old Ndlovu was a defensive rock in the Maritzburg engine room providing solid displays throughout the month, including all the assists in United’s 3-0 win over Free State Stars.
Ndlovu won the award ahead of some stellar names, including the likes of Orlando Pirates winger Luvuyo Memela, Kaizer Chiefs defender Daniel Cardoso as well as Bidvest Wits captain Thulani Hlatshwayo.
The awards are given out by a panel of judges that consists of media broadcasters and football analysts.