Banyana Banyana star Rhoda ‘’Mambush’’ Mulaudzi has been crowned the new South African Football Journalists’ Association’s (Safja) inaugural Women’s Footballer of the Year for the 2019-20 season.
The forward received the award‚ and the R10‚000 prize-money from sponsors Hollywoodbets‚ in an online function on Tuesday‚ which she attended virtually the day after helping steer her new club Dinamo-BSUPC to a penalties win against Minsk in the Belarusian Women’s Cup final on Monday
night.Mulaudzi finished top scorer with 36 goals despite joining Mamelodi Sundowns five games into the 2019-20 season from a club in Cyprus‚ helping the Brazilians storm to being champions of the inaugural SAFA National Women’s League with a 100 percent win record.
“I’m very excited. It means a lot to me. Even now you can see in my eyes – last night we were celebrating winning the Belarus Cup final‚ and today it’s me again celebrating the Safja award‚” Mulaudzi said.
Safja chairperson Velile Mnyandu said the association – formed in April – will announce its nominations for its inaugural Men’s Footballer of the Year and Football Journalist of the Year awards soon after the 2019-20 Premier Soccer League ends this weekend.