Duarte da Costa Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
Miguel Jorge da Costa (Photo: John Batanude) Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDE

Former Vipers SC manager Miguel Da Costa has been shortlisted for the coach of the season accolade in the just concluded 2018/19 Botswana Premier League.

The Portuguese who is currently managing Jwaneng Galaxy is part of the three-man list that will contend for the award of the best coach.

The other nominees in the same category include Mike Sithole of Police XI and Louis Setshwane of BDF XI.

In his first season at the club, Da Costa helped them finish second in the league with 66 points, just two behind champions Township Rollers.

It should be noted that Da Costa joined Vipers SC in 2017 guiding the Venoms to the 2017-18 league title before parting ways with the Kitende based side.

Besides coach Da Costa, Jwaneng Galaxy received nominations in other categories including the player of the season award.

Goalkeeper Ezekiel Morake and Thero Setsile both from Jwaneng Galaxy will compete against Joel Mogorosi of Township Rollers.

Setsile also features in the players’ player of the season alongside Cooper Mothusi and Gofaone Mabaya of Township Rollers and Orapa United respectively.

Goalkeeper Morake also appears in the category of best goalkeeper of the season where he will compete against Tumiso Mashakala of BDF XI and Lesego Bosekeng of Police XI.

Full List of Nominees

Coach of the season

  • Miguel Da Costa – Jwaneng Galaxy
  • Michael Sithole – Police XI
  • Louis Setshwane – BDF XI

Player of the season

  • Joel Mogorosi – Township Rollers
  • Ezekiel Morake – Jwaneng Galaxy
  • Thero Setsile – Jwaneng Galaxy

Players’ Player of the season

  • Thero Setsile – Jwaneng Galaxy
  • Cooper Mothusi – Township Rollers
  • Gofaone Mabaya – Orapa United

Goalkeeper of the season

  • Tumiso Mashakala – BDF XI
  • Ezekiel Morake – Jwaneng Galaxy
  • Lesego Bosekeng – Police XI

Young Player of the season

  • Kago Manyake – Township Rollers
  • Baokeditswe Talane – Extension Gunners
  • Bakang Leshana – Machudi Centre Chiefs

Joel Muyita

Joel Muyita is a senior staff writer at Kawowo Sports.

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