#PSLAwards: MTN8 Last Man Standing

It was Ajax Cape Town, who have two players nominated, and Kaizer Chiefs, with one nominee, who contested the 2015 MTN8 final.

The final took place in Port Elizabeth and saw the Urban Warriors edging out AmaKhosi 1-0, thanks to Nathan Paulse’s 56th minute penalty.

Ahead of Monday night's #PSLAwards ceremony, we profile the three players who have been short-listed for the MTN8 Last Man Standing award.

George Lebese (Kaizer Chiefs)

Lebese was to play in all four of AmaKhosi’s games, the left-footer leading their charge to the final with an impressive three goals. The 27-year-old was at his dazzling best, his balance and skill seeing him taking on and beating defenders at will, before providing the end product in terms of the ball in the back of the net.

Cecil Lolo (Ajax Cape Town)

Lolo was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident just a month after playing a key role in Ajax’s success in the MTN8. He may be gone, but his legacy will live on in everything he achieved at the club. Lolo was a player moving into the prime of his career and the right-back was playing some sensational football, in particular the balls he was whipping into the box for the Ajax forwards, as well as his prowess at free kicks. He played in every single minute of Ajax’s successful campaign, not only providing an outlet in attack, but also helping ensure that the Cape side conceded only two goals in four matches.

Ndiviwe Mdabuka (Ajax Cape Town)

The 2015 MTN8 was the first top flight action Mdabuka had been involved in, the nuggety 25-year-old central midfielder having signed from Vasco da Gama in the off-season. He went on to pull the strings in all the matches he played, outmaneuvering more illustrious opponents as Roger De Sa’s faith in the workaholic was repaid. It was Mdabuka’s goal against Orlando Pirates in the opening round that earned Ajax a 1-0 win and set them on the road to glory. He played in every minute of the campaign.