Historic Achievements Headline July #GAL2022 Newsmakers Intake

by | Aug 6, 2022

During the month of July, South African women in sport pushed the boundaries and united the country with history-making achievements across the globe, to raise their hand for inclusion in July’s monthly #GAL2022 Newsmakers list, powered by the Momentum gsport Newsroom.

Football dominates the list, as Banyana Banyana lead after winning their first ever CAF Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title, where the South Africans defeated hosts Morocco on their home turf.

The senior national women’s team goalkeeper, Andile Dlamini walked away with the coveted Goalkeeper of the Tournament Award, while head coach Desiree Ellis won the CAF Women’s Coach of the Year accolade.

In gymnastics, Caitlin Rooskrantz became the first South African in 8 years to be crowned the African Artistic Champion at the 16th Annual African Artistic Championships in Cairo, Egypt.

Another highlight was the Telkom Netball Championships where young stars were afforded the opportunity to showcase their talents. DR KK A were crowned champions of the U19 division.

Scroll down to click through to the updates featuring the full list of Newsmakers below!

 

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Top 10 July #GAL2022 Newsmakers:

Andile Dlamini – Wins Africa Women’s Cup of Nations Goalkeeper of the Tournament Award

Tears of Joy as Banyana Banyana Win 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations Title

 

Banyana Banyana – Win First Ever Africa Women’s Cup of Nations Title

Tears of Joy as Banyana Banyana Win 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations Title

 

Caitlin Rooskrantz – First South African in 8 years to Be Crowned African Champion

Caitlin Rooskrantz Crowned 2022 African Artistic Champion

 

Desiree Ellis – Bags Third CAF Coach of the Year Accolade

Desiree Ellis and Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies Bag Top Honours at CAF awards

 

Dr KK A – Win the U19 Telkom Netball Championships Title

Telkom Netball Champions Crowned in Spectacular Fashion

 

Karla Pretorius – Returns to Sunshine Lightning Coast for the 2023 Netball Season

Karla Pretorius Named in 2023 Sunshine Coast Lightning Squad

 

Lara van Niekerk – Wins Team SA’s First Gold in Birmingham

Lara van Niekerk Wins Team SA’s First Gold at Birmingham 2022

 

Leandra Smeda – Signs 1-Year Deal with Spanish Outfit DUX Logrono

Leandra Smeda Joins Top Spanish Club

 

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies – Announced CAF Women’s Team of the Year

Desiree Ellis and Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies Bag Top Honours at CAF awards

 

Thembi Kgatlana – Signs 2-Year Deal with USA’s Racing Louisville FC

Thembi Kgatlana Sets Out to Make A Mark in USA

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