1 June 2018 – Just two years ago, a 19-year-old shy Siphesihle Ndlovu had a dream and ambition to one day play professional football. At that time, Ndlovu was going through the SAB League Skills Course organized by sponsors, SAB and SAFA.

Two years later, Ndlovu is the best midfielder in the country, and the best young player at the moment.

This was confirmed by the PSL on Tuesday evening during their awards ceremony as the Maritzburg United star walked away with Midfielder of the Season and Young Player of the Season awards.

This is a big achievement for a player who has confessed that he doubted his abilities at some point.“I was not a confident person. I did not even think I would make it this far. But I had the dream and I wanted to play at the highest level,” Ndlovu said.

“Many things helped when I was younger. The SAB League helped my career, and Roger De Sa made it all possible when he gave me my debut. It is obviously coach Fadlu Davids who made me believe in my talent and for now, I am just over the moon,” the Team of Choice midfielder said.

In winning the Midfielder of the Year award, Ndlovu beat competition from Bafana Bafana midfielder, Hlompho Kekana and Orlando Pirates man, Musa Nyatama.

The 21-year-old only managed the big feat in what was his first full season in the PSL.