SA Sport Awards: Khotso Mokoena takes on Chad le Clos

2014-10-15 14:42

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Iconic swimmer Chad le Clos and athletics star Khotso Mokoena headline the list of achievers who have been nominated for this year’s South African Sport Awards.

Le Clos and Mokoena are the candidates for the sportsman of the year award, and the pair will also vie for the sought-after South African sports star of the year award in the list released by the sports and recreation department this morning.

Olympic and world champion Le Clos is synonymous with the sport awards, having won the 2012 grand prize and was also in the running last year where he was pipped by Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune.

This year, the 22-year-old aquatic star faces off against fellow Glasgow Commonwealth Games gold medallist Mokoena, who is also the reigning African champion in the triple jump.

The full nomination list:

SA sports star of the year

Ernst van Dyk (wheelchair racer and handcyclist)

Chad le Clos (swimmer)

Portia Modise (Banyana Banyana striker)

Khotso Mokoena (long and triple jumper)

AB de Villiers (cricketer)

Duane Vermeulen (rugby player)

Sportsman of the year

Chad Le Clos

Greg Minnaar

Khotso Mokoena

Cornel Fredericks

Sportswoman of the year

Sunette Viljoen

Mpho Madi

Ashleigh Moolman Pasio

Newcomer of the year

Wayde van Niekerk

Gezelle Magermann

Rivaldo Coetzee

Sportsman of the year with disability

Lucas Sithole

Ernst Francois Van Dyk

Nicolas Pieter du Preez

Sportswoman of the year with disability

Justine Asher

Kgothatso Montjane

Adri Visser

Team of the year

Springbok 7s

Lawn bowls

Under 19 cricket

Coach of the year

Shakes Mashaba

Graham Hill

Neil Powell

Federation of the year

Triathlon South Africa

Rowing South Africa

Swimming South Africa

Go to for full nomination list and voring procedure.

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