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Bafana star wins top award

2011-06-24 09:49
Siphiwe Tshabalala (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana star Siphiwe Tshabalala picked up the sports personality of the year award at the 2010 Gauteng Sports Awards on Thursday night.

The Kaizer Chiefs winger, who has 57 national team caps, became a household name when he opened South Africa's account at the World Cup in 2010 with a piledriver against Mexico - although his performances for Amakhosi in recent season had made him a legend amongst Chiefs fans well before that historic occasion.

Tshabalala revealed his delight at scooping the award that was voted for by the public.

He said: "This is a great honour. A big thank you to all the people who voted for me."

Orlando Pirates supremo Dr. Irvin Khoza was, meanwhile, presented with the Lifetime Achiever award for his work during the quadrennial showpiece.

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