Downs Mabunda


Tiyani Mabunda became the second Mamelodi Sundowns player to win the Absa Premiership Goal of the Month award in the 2017/18 season, as local football fans voted his strike against Bloemfontein Celtic as the best goal in December.

Mabunda’s goal in Sundowns 4-1 home win over Celtic was voted the best from a shortlist that also included his teammate’s Bangaly Soumahoro’s effort for Sundowns in their away win at Golden Arrows. The former Black Leopards midfielder found the bottom right corner of Celtic’s goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb with a brilliantly-taken low strike from just outside the 18-yard box.

In the build up to his goal, Mabunda was involved in a neat interchange of passes with teammates Thapelo Morena and Oupa Manyisa before striking the ball home.

He wins the fourth Goal of the Month award of the 2017/18 season following Polokwane City teammates’ Rodney Ramagalela and Ndivuwo Ravhuhali’s successes earlier in the season and Kekana in November, in the Absa Premiership’s exciting monthly recognition awards for the best goal of the month that were introduced last season.

The winning monthly goal was chosen as the best from the online votes by football supporters and the general public, who picked their favourite goal through the Premier Soccer League website.

Proud sponsors of the Absa Premiership, Absa, continue to reward football supporters that voted for the winning goal in April with the jersey of their favourite PSL club. The winning fan was chosen in a random draw after voting for their favourite goal.

Each of the goals selected during the monthly voting will go towards the list of goals that will be voted for the Absa-lutely Goal of the Season at the end of the season.

Voting for the Absa Premiership Goal of the Month for January is open for supporters and the public to vote. The voting will close at midnight on Wednesday, 28 February 2018, and there were plenty of superb goals to choose from.

Football supporters and the general public can go to and vote now. All the monthly goals are available on the PSL website for the public to vote for.

Absa Premiership Goals - Tiyani Mabunda

Winning 2017/18Absa Premiership Goals of the Month:

August/September: Rodney Ramagalela (Polokwane City) v Mamelodi Sundowns

October: <.b> Ndivuwo Rhavuhali (Polokwane City) v AmaZulu

November: Hlompo Kekana (Mamelodi Sundowns) v Orlando Pirates

December: Tiyani Mabunda (Mamelodi Sundowns) v Bloemfontein Celtic

1. Go to and find the Goal of the Month voting section (top right side)

2. Click there – and fill the form below (it will require your name and surname)

3. Then you can cast your vote for each month

4. You are automatically entered into a competition – monthly competition.

5. We also have two grand prizes for the end of the season – but you need to start voting now to be in the mix



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