The Imperial African Woman in Sport Award has become a fiercely contested category at the annual Momentum gsport Awards as women on the continent are recognized for their contribution towards amplifying women’s sport.
The category, which was introduced in 2020, was won by multimedia sports journalist, Usher Komugisha, for her outstanding work covering African Football for SuperSport and writing for the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).
At this year’s 16th edition of the annual awards ceremony, South African wheelchair tennis ace, Kgothatso Montjane, beat off stiff competition to become the second winner of the Imperial African Woman in Sport Award.
Speaking on Imperial’s continuous strides to uplift women’s sport, gsport Founder, Kass Naidoo said: “This partnership with Imperial represents everything we stand for. Honouring women who make an impact in sport on the continent and who go the extra mile to raise the profile of women’s sport in Africa, like 2020 winner Usher Komugisha, is the perfect synergy for our business.”
gsport’s plans to grow coverage beyond South Africa’s borders into the rest of Africa is only the start of things to come in our plans to grow coverage and recognition for women in sport in Africa. Imperial’s reach and presence in these markets has amplified our messaging and ambition to give women in sport, wherever they may be, a voice.
You can watch the 2021 Momentum gsport Awards show on YouTube!
Photo 1 Caption: Esha Mansingh, Executive Vice President: Corporate Affairs & Investor relations at Imperial, pictured at the 2021 Momentum gsport Awards on Tuesday, 31 August. Photo: gsport