The excitement around live sport coming back to the fore is at an all-time high as women in sport are securing lucrative deals on both the local and international scene and owning their success on the red carpet.

Over the past month, the gsport Team together with our partners, Momentum, honoured women in sport leading up to a glamorous event which took place on Monday, 31 August 2020.

World Surfski Champion, Hayley Nixon, walked away with the coveted Momentum Athlete of the Year title, while we also honoured our first ever Miss Congeniality winner, Rabi Mpete.

As we celebrated the achievements on the gsport stage, our South African sportswomen continued to break barriers globally.

A number of Momentum Proteas players earned contracts in the Women’s Big Bash League in Australia and footballers, Zanele Nhlapho and Andisiwe Mgcoyi earned lucrative deals with KFF Mitrovica.

See more of our newsmakers below!

 

August Newsmakers:

Momentum gsport Awards – honoured women in sport during Covid-19 times

Hayley Nixon – Momentum Athlete of the Year

#gsport15 winners – all 27 2020 Momentum gsport Awards winners

#gsport15 Presenter Squad – Kea Motlokwa, Rachel Makhura, Lonwabo Nkohla, Lesego Pooe and Sinethemba Mbatha led Presenter Squad for the 2020 Momentum gsport Awards

Rabi Mpete – first ever Miss Congeniality winner

Nadine de Klerk – joins Brisbane Heat

Rhoda Mulaudzi, Bambanani Mbane and Lebogang Ramalepe – win Belarusian Women’s Cup title

Kugandrie Govender – appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer of CSA

gsport launches first ever Media Masterclass

Shabnim Ismail – re-signs with Sydney Thunder

Refiloe Jane – earns contract extension with AC Milan

Cindy Nkomo – appointed Acting CEO of Boxing SA

Laura Wolvaardt – joins Adelaide Strikers

Kaleigh Telfer and Kajal Mistry – debuted in the US Women’s Amateur Championships

Zanele Nhlapho and Andisiwe Mgcoyi – sign one-year deals with KFF Mitrovica