Let’s Reward Excellence

Minentle Miya, an eight-year-old chess maestro from the dusty streets of Khutsong near Carletonville in Merafong, is vying for the School Sports Star of the Year award with other two finalists.  This is your chance to show her that age is nothing but a number by voting for her.

Miya Will Be Vying for Her Third Accolade at the gsport Awards

She’s currently the regional and the provincial School Sports Athlete of the Year for 2019.  At this point, she only needs this national award to complete a treble to a year that has already been an incredible one.

They say dynamites come in small packages, despite her age, Minentle has shown to be a force to be reckoned with on the chess table as she also competed with both boys and girls who were much older than her and went on to beat them.

You may underestimate her at your own peril, but her parents have the utmost support for their daughter.

“Aim for the moon, Minentle, so that when you fail you should fall among the stars,” Miya’s parents said.

“The sky is not the limit. You go girl and we hope and know that you will represent South Africa very well in China as you are going to be competing with the best in the World of Chess,” they ended.

Photo 1 Caption: South Africa’s eight-year-old chess wizard, Minentle Miya, pictured at various competitions during the year where she has been successful and will be hoping to continue her dominance at the gsport Awards ceremony on 31 August, 2019, in the School Sports Star of the Year category. Photo: Supplied

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Married to Maleshabane Miya and blessed with two boys namely Loyiso and Lwazi and two daughters, Minentle ( a finalist in the Athlete Sports Star category) and Kwandokuhle. I am currently employed by Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and station at Abe Bailey Nature Reserve near Carletonville. I am a Public Relations Practitioner by profession and a family who.likes to spend most of the free time with my family. I also liked watching a variety of sporting codes on TV and supporting my favourite soccer team Kaizer Chiefs whenever and wherever they play around Gauteng or in the North West provinces.

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