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Veli Mothwa of South Africa during the 2021 Afcon Qualifier South Africa Training Session at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 23 March 2021 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

McCarthy and Mothwa win Coach and Player of the Month awards

Benni McCarthy and AmaZulu were awarded Coach and Player of the Month respectively for March/April after an excellent month in the DStv Premiership

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Veli Mothwa of South Africa during the 2021 Afcon Qualifier South Africa Training Session at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 23 March 2021 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Amazulu’s Benni McCarthy and Veli Mothwa were awarded Coach and Player of the Month, respectively, for March/April after an excellent month in the DStv Premiership

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McCarthy secured back-to-back Coach of the Month awards with Usuthu

AmaZulu had an incredible month that started with a 1-0 triumph over SuperSport United.

They then went on to win six matches in a row before drawing against defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

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This was the only time in eight games that the eThekwini-based side failed to score a goal and dropped any points.

AmaZulu went on to score an incredible 13 goals, only conceding one during this period.

McCarthy follows Swallows FC coach Brendon Truter as the only other coach to win this award in consecutive months this season.

“Benni McCarthy has been recognized for AmaZulu’s near-perfect Dstv Premiership record in March/April by claiming the DStv Premiership Coach of the Month,” read a statement from the League.

“McCarthy’s Usuthu began the month of March with a 1-0 victory over SuperSport United and went on to further triumph in six more games and played to a draw against defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns – the only game they failed to score in out of eight outings.”

Veli Mothwa earns DStv Premiership Player of the Month

Amazulu keeper Mothwa has truly deserved this award after he kept six clean sheets in eight Premiership matches.

He has been solid, versatile and hard-working.

Mothwa is everything you want and need in goal.

Usuthu’s last line of defence earned a call-up to the national team in March.

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