Bafana star wins top award

2011-06-24 09:49

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.


  • McDaNife - 2011-06-24 10:03

    I can understand Siphiwe getting the award but why Irvin khoza

      King Msendi - 2011-06-24 11:13

      "for his work during the quadrennial showpiece"

  • zulufox - 2011-06-24 10:28

    LOL... Just how 'top' is this award ... LMAO!!!

      Poloyatonki - 2011-06-24 11:22

      LOL.. I am asking myself the same question..

      Winston - 2011-06-24 12:48

      @ zulu & polio... " SIGH " sports personality of the year award. You do know what that means, do you?? Do you 2 REALLY need things spelt out for you??!!

      MM - 2011-06-24 14:00

      probably something you wont achieve in your life time..

  • Skully - 2011-06-24 10:29

    Sports awards or soccer awards??? Do these 2 people really feature on the international stage!

      Winston - 2011-06-24 12:49

      Do you live under a rock, Skully?

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