Soccer Star selection on next week

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THE Castle Lager Premier Soccer league has set November 22 as selection date for this year’s top 11 players in the league, with a new voting format set to be introduced.

SUKOLUHLE MTHETHWA
SPORTS REPORTER

Chief executive officer Kennedy Ndebele said in a statement yesterday that selection would be done under a new PSL voting system, a secret computerised electronic ballot.

“The electronic voting system will be supervised by a panel of experts who include media editors, football stakeholders, as well as Delta Beverages internal and external audit firms,” he said.

“The selection panel will consist of 16 Castle Lager PSL current coaches, 16 Castle Lager PSL current club captains and 32 media practitioners.

“Panellists have been involved in the selection of the Castle Lager PSL player and coach of the month awards from the beginning of the 2014 season.”

The winner of the 2014 Castle Lager soccer star of the year shall receive a trophy and $5 000 prize money.

Ndebele said any player who accumulated six yellow cards or more during the course of the season up to selection time would not be eligible for the awards.

“Any player who is shown and accumulated two or more red cards during the course of the season up to selection time will not be eligible for the awards and will be disqualified,” reads the statement.

“Any player who is summoned and found guilty by the PSL disciplinary committee or courts of law during the season will be disqualified.

Also the most outstanding referee will be selected by the referees committee.