Fransman is 'Birds' Player of the Year

Moroka Swallows defender Bevan Fransman walked off with the Player of the Year Award at the club's annual players' awards ceremony held at the VW Performance Centre, Kyalami Grand Prix Race Track, Johannesburg on Tuesday.

The lanky defender was a pillar of strength at the back for the 'Beautiful Birds this season. His ability to read the game and to initiate attacks from the back were a marvel to watch.

Meanwhile, the Swallows players chose team-mate Lovers Mohlala as the Players' Player of the Year.

All the winners from Tuesday's awards ceremony:

1. Player of the Season: Bevan Fransman

2. Players' Player of the Season: Lovers Mohlala

3. Top Goal-scorer: Henrico Botes

4. Best Young Player: Thulani Ngcephe

5. Most Improved Player: Rudi Isaacs
Swallows coach Gavin Hunt received the VW Excellence award for guiding the 'Beautiful Birds' to third position in the 2006/07 Castle Premiership standings.

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August 15
Castle Premiership:
Swallows v Pirates
KO: 7.30pm
Venue: Ellis Park Stadium

August 18
SAA Supa 8:
Swallows v SuperSport
KO: 3.15pm
Venue: Germiston Stadium

August 26
Castle Premiership:
Swallows v Sundowns
KO: 3pm
Venue: Germiston Stadium

May 20
Castle Premiership:
Drew 0-0 v SuperSport
Venue: Germiston Stadium

May 11
Castle Premiership:
Won 3-0 v Santos
Venue: Athlone Stadium

April 28
Castle Premiership:
Won 3-2 v Maritzburg
Venue: Germiston Stadium

April 21
Castle Premiership:
Drew 0-0 v AmaZulu
Venue: Germiston Stadium

April 8
Castle Premiership
Won 3-1 v Celtic
Venue: Seisa Ramabodu

April 1
Castle Premiership
Drew 1-1 v Chiefs
Venue: Germiston Stadium

March 11
Castle Premiership
Won 2-0 v Wits
Venue: Bidvest Stadium

March 3
Castle Premiership
Won 1-0 v Arrows
Venue: Germiston Stadium

Can Swallows go past Pirates in the Soweto derby on August 15?

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