FC Platinum forward Walter Musona has been named the 2022 Caste Lager Soccer Star of the Year during the Premier Soccer League’s awards ceremony held at a local hotel on Friday evening.
The 26-year-old young brother of former Zimbabwe Warriors Knowledge Musona was the biggest winner on the night after being acknowledged for his remarkable season with champions FC Platinum.
Musona, who retracted his roots to the domestic league after an unsuccessful stint in South Africa, played an influential role in FC Platinum’s title-winning campaign.
The gifted forward scored 14 goals and provided five assists for the Zvishavane-based side as they recovered from a slow start before cruising to the title almost unchallenged.
Musona received to the majority of the votes from a Panel of consisting of football writers, club captains and coaches.
CAPS United striker William Manondo, who in finished as the league’s top goal scorer with 17 goals, was the first runner up while Dynamos defender Frank Makarati was the second runner up.
FC Platinum coach Mapeza, who guided FC Platinum to their fourth successive title success was named the Coach of the Year while Whawha young forward Jayden Bakare was named the Rookie of the Year.
CASTLE LAGER PSL AWARD WINNERS
Soccer star of the year: Walter Musona (FC Platinum)
Top goal scorer: William Manondo (Caps United)
1st runner up: William Manondo (Caps United)
2nd runner up: Frank Makarati (Dynamos)
People’s Choice Award: Tinotenda Benza (Herentals)
Coach of the Year: Norman Mapeza (FC Platinum)
Goalkeeper of the Year: Nelson Chadya (Ngezi Platinum)
Rookie of the Year: Jayden Barake (WhaWha)
Referee of the Year: Martin Chivandire