Stars will be selected by a panel of soccer writers and Premier Soccer League coaches and referees representatives.
Whereas in the past the selection was done way before the end of the season, depriving the players who pick up form late of the opportunity to make it on the famous calendar, this year’s selection has been delayed in an attempt to avoid complaints.
The soccer season is nearly coming to an end with only one game left.
The soccer star award is restricted only to performance in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League and does not include knockout tournaments. However, sometimes the knock-out tournaments can have an indirect influence on who wins the prestigious trophy, made popular by the likes of the legendary George Shaya, the late great Stanley Ndunduma, Moses Chunga, Peter Ndlovu and others.
There is speculation Dynamos’ Denver Mukamba and Partson Jaure as well as Monomotapa’s Ronald Chitiyo and Highlanders’ Masimba Mambare stand a chance to clinch the award that carries a winning prize of $5 000.
The first runner up takes home $3 000 with the second runner up guaranteed of $2 000. The other finalists get a $1 000 and all the players selected will receive their prize monies on the day the sponsors Delta Beverages reward the 2012 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League champions.
There are prizes too for the goalkeeper of the year, rookie of the year, coach of the year, referee of the year, the most disciplined team of the year and the top goal scorer of the year.