SABC Sport and Radio 2000 anchor, Lebo Motsoeli, has been appointed to the gsport Awards elite judging panel, which is mandated to decide on the three finalists for each Awards category ahead of online public voting for the 2017 gsport Awards.
Motsoeli, who has broken barriers and changed the broadcasting game in an illustrious career, will serve alongside world hockey legend, Pietie Coetzee, inspirational former SA netball captain, Zanele Mdodana, and well-known businesswoman and former gsport Style Star winner, Uyanda Mbuli.
“It is great to be part of the gsport judging panel to look at the performances of women in sport over the past year, especially sportswomen who are at times overlooked. It’s great to honour these women based on merit and nothing else,” Motsoeli said.
This year’s Awards nominations process attracted 400 nominations, and resulting in 178 actual nominees across 17 categories.
The gsport Awards Judges will provide expert support in two of the most critical elements of the annual gsport Awards – determining the finalists in each Awards category, and casting their votes along with the general public in the Awards’ penultimate phase.
The 2017 gsport Voting Hall will open on Monday, 17 July at the gsport.co.za website, at which stage gsport members will be able to login and vote for free. New members will be able to create a new account via email, or using Facebook and Twitter, and will be able to vote immediately.
Once voting closes, the public results will be added as the fifth judge’s vote to those cast by the elite judges panel, in deciding a winner in each Awards category.
Complete voting rules – including the details of tie-breaking procedures and incentives which allow visitors to earn additional votes for their favourite candidates – will be announced ahead of the opening of public voting.
Photo 1 caption: Lebo Motsoeli interviewing SA’s famed track and field star, world 800m champion Caster Semenya, at the Women in Sport networking session held at the SABC, on 1 August, 2016. Photo: gsport