Mokoena in running for league award

Pompey defender Aaron Mokoena is up for a Football League award
Pompey defender Aaron Mokoena is up for a Football League award
Mohamed-Labib Maouche. Picture: Colin Farmery

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Aaron Mokoena has been shortlisted for the Football League’s PFA Player in the Community award.

The Blues skipper has been recognised for his excellent work in the city, away from the field of play.

Mokoena, below, has been nominated alongside former Pompey defender Darren Moore (Burton Albion) and Michael Raynes (Scunthorpe) for the community award.

With 17 categories, shortlists were drawn up by a panel of judges consisting of members of the media, sports industry figures and representatives of the Football League and its partners.

Mokoena will discover if he has won the award at a gala ceremony at The Brewery, London on Sunday, March 20.

Football League chief commercial officer, Stewart Thomson, said: ‘The Football League Awards are not only a chance to celebrate the incredible football and competition within The Football League, but also some of the amazing work that goes on at every club off the field.

‘Just making the shortlist is a great achievement taking into account the quality and quantity of entries we received this year.’

A total of 34 clubs have been shortlisted for this season’s awards, with Dagenham and Redbridge topping the table with three nominations.

Barnsley, Burnley, Derby County, Huddersfield Town, Oxford United, Reading, Sheffield Wednesday, Southampton and Southend United have all made the shortlist in two award categories.

Established in 2006, The Football League Awards celebrate excellence both on and off the pitch.

The event is the first major football awards of the season and focuses entirely on the Football League.