Makha a top soccer fan

2015-10-07 06:00
RECOGNISED: Mamello Makha (middle) is in line for a  top accolade.
Anesh Debiky

RECOGNISED: Mamello Makha (middle) is in line for a top accolade. Photo: Anesh Debiky

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ONE of South Africa’s most recognisable female soccer fans, Mamello Makha, is in line for a top award.

The Bloemfontein-born fan was named with three others as a finalist for the Sports Fan of the Year, ahead of the annual Gauteng Sport Awards.

Makha, who is a passionate Bloemfontein Celtic fan, expressed her delight with her nomination.

“I am so happy to have been nominated in the Sports Fan of the Year category. My nomination has come as a surprise. It has not sunk in yet,” Makha told Express Eastern Free State.

“Honestly, I wasn’t expecting to be nominated as I thought these awards were for people who were born in Gauteng,” she said.

“From the bottom of my heart, I really want to thank the people who nominated me for this award. It really has made me so very happy that I feel like I am on top of the world at the moment,” she added.

For Makha to win this prestigious award, she has to get the most votes from her fans as the winner will be decided by the public.

“I want to urge all sports lovers from across the country to cast their votes for me. I would really appreciate their support.

“I want to make my family, myself and the Free State people proud for winning this award,” she said.

Makha was born and bred in Bloemfontein, but she is currently based in Gauteng, where she is studying towards a degree in Sports Management at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). She is in her final year.

The “Queen of Footie” is also enrolled for Project Management at the University of South Africa (Unisa).

The awards, hosted by the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, will be held in Johannesburg on 11 October.

To vote for Makha, SMS 07 to 33525.) Nominees for the Gauteng Sports Awards must reside in Gauteng, but they do not necessarily need to have been born in the province

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