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.
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Top 10 July #GAL2022 Newsmakers:
Andile Dlamini – Wins Africa Women’s Cup of Nations Goalkeeper of the Tournament Award
Banyana Banyana – Win First Ever Africa Women’s Cup of Nations Title
Caitlin Rooskrantz – First South African in 8 years to Be Crowned African Champion
Desiree Ellis – Bags Third CAF Coach of the Year Accolade
Dr KK A – Win the U19 Telkom Netball Championships Title
Karla Pretorius – Returns to Sunshine Lightning Coast for the 2023 Netball Season
Lara van Niekerk – Wins Team SA’s First Gold in Birmingham
Leandra Smeda – Signs 1-Year Deal with Spanish Outfit DUX Logrono
Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies – Announced CAF Women’s Team of the Year
Thembi Kgatlana – Signs 2-Year Deal with USA’s Racing Louisville FC