Thero Setsile of Jwaneng Galaxy capped off an impressive 2018/19 season by winning three significant awards at the BTC premiership awards on Thursday night. His club was the toast of the night as it dominated the awards ceremony.
Though Galaxy did not win the league this season, they scooped five of six of the honours which were on offer.
Mahachi, as Setsile is known to his legion of fans, won the prestigious Player of the Season award ahead of teammate Ezekiel Morake and Township Rollers’ Joel Mogorosi to pocket a whooping P100, 000.
He continued with his supremacy by clinching the Players’ Player of the Season accolade against Gofaone Mabaya and Mothusi Cooper. Setsile also took home the top goal scorer award after netting 18 goals this season which means the 24–year-old will go home P200,000 richer.
The Maun-born striker played a significant role in Galaxy’s success this season having netted 18 goals even though at some time he played an unfamiliar role of a left back.
His impressive performance was not only visible in the league as he also dominated at the Mascom Top 8 tournament where he walked away with player of the tournament award and the golden boot.
His recent performance has even earned him a move to South African National First Division side TS Galaxy where he will be plying his trade next year together with Morake.
In other awards, shot stopper Morake walked away with goalkeeper of the season award while young player of the season went to Bakang Leshona of Mochudi Centre Chiefs though he recently signed with Galaxy.
Galaxy coach Miguel da Costa also beat Mike Sithole of Police XI and Louis Setshwane of BDF XI to the coach of the season award. Referee and assistant referee of the season awards were won by Keabetswe Dintwe and Ookeditse Keitseope respectively. Joshua Bondo in absentia – currently officiating at the Africa Cup of Nations –, scooped the chairman’s award. Rollers as the champions pocketed P1.3 million.