Mamelodi Sundowns wins big at Gauteng Sport Awards 2017
As accustomed, there was glitz and glamour at this year’s Gauteng Sport Awards held at the Silver Star Casino in Mogale City.
MamelodiSundowns swept the boards at these coveted awards. The PSL outfit picked up the hotly contested Team of the year award and their head coach, PitsoMosimane, was declared Coach of the year while their captain HlomphoKekana walked home with the most sought award Sport Personality of the year.
In total a record 18 trophies were handed to deserving frontrunners from different sporting codes. But the main highlight of the evening was the greatest three Lifetime Achievement recipients who were honoured.
SelinahMetsing, Maurizio Mariano and former world champion and boxing legendPeter ‘Terror’ Mathebula.
Mathebula charmed the packed audience when he said, “I hope there will be another time for a boxer from this country who will fight and win a world title in a foreign land.”
The glittering star-studded occasion was attended by MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation,Faith Mazibuko, MEC for education, PanyazaLesufi, mayors, officials, MMC’s and dignitaries from the Rand west municipality.
Mazibuko, told the audience that this was a spectacular evening.
“ Gauteng, take a bow. I’m proud of how our achievers were honoured and the worthy winners celebrated. This is a special project of the department and we wish to see it grow in leaps and bounds in years to come.”
Complete list of winners
Sportman of the Year – Lawrence Brittian – TUKS Rowing
Sportwoman of the Year – TanitaRamburuth Hurt – Wits Sport
Sport Team of the Year – MamelodiSundowns – Football
Sportwoman of the Year with a Disability – Maria Combrink – CGSAPD Athletics
Sportman of the Year with a Disability – Evans Maripa – Wheelchair Tennis South Africa
Sport Team of the Year with a Disability – Disability Sport Athletics Team – Athletics
Coach of the Year – PitsoMosimane (MamelodiSundowns) – Football
Technical Official of the Year – MphoMakhoba (Tennis South Africa) – Tennis
Administrator of the Year – Gussie Bartlett (Eastern Gauteng Wrestling Association) – Wrestling
Most Promising Athlete of the Year – Sheldon Thomas (UJ Sport for Disability) – Athletics
Most Promising Team of the Year – Gauteng Under 19 Girls Team – Wheelchair Basketball
Journalist of the Year – MbaliMokoko – Kaya FM
School Sport Athlete of the Year – Mary Dzimba – Athletics
Community Sport and Recreation Programme of the Year – In-Touch Community Support Group – Hockey and Football
Community Media of the Year – Jozi FM
Sport Programme of the Year (Public vote) – Sport@10
Sport Fan of the Year (Public vote) – MdevasMokubela
Sport Personality of the Year (Public vote) – HlomphoKekana