Orlando Pirates release Goal of the Season award nominees

Orlando Pirates have released their list of final nominees for the Caltex Goal of the Season prize set to be handed out at their awards evening next week.

A total of eight finalists have been named, with two of these having been nominated from the junior teams in the SAB League and Future Champions.

Thabiso Kutumela, Augustine Mulenga, Justin Shonga, Bernard Morrison, Luvuyo Memela and Thabo Matlaba are joined by starlets Ricky Lourenco and Augustine Mahlonoko.

Kutumela earned his place in the last eight with his stunning free-kick against Maritzburg United, while Mulenga’s bullet against Bloemfontein Celtic sees him in the race.

Shonga’s strike from an acute angle against Chippa United was hard to ignore, as was Morrison’s individual effort against Ajax Cape Town.

Memela’s drop of the shoulder and strike against Mamelodi Sundowns was special, with Matlaba’s similar effort from the opposite wing just as impressive.

Lourenco scored with a spectacular volley in a SAB League clash against Pimville West Ham that would leave some senior players jealous, and, last but certainly not least, Mahlonoko struck a peach of a long-ranger against Black Africa in the Future Champs tournament.

The winner is set to be crowned at the club’s awards evening on July 19.

Other categories include Player of the Season, Prospect of the Season, Golden Boot, Golden Gloves, Fans’ Player of the Season, Development Player of the Season and MDC/SAB Player of the Season.

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