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Sport - Date: 17 August 2019
Written by: Mbulaheni Ridovhona / Viewed: 333
Tshivhazwaulu Newcastle’s goalkeeper, Cyril Ramatswi, was the toast of the evening as he was given the Player of the Year award during the club's awards ceremony, which recently took place at the Nandoni Dam.
He received R500, a medal and a floating trophy. Ramatswi said that winning a personal award waas lovely. "I would like to thank my teammates for a wonderful performance throughout the season. I won this award because of them. We should repeat this kind of performance next season," he said.
Other winners on the night were: Mpho Khadziandi, best defender of the year, Tsiwi Mulungwa, top goal scorer of the year, and Phumudzo Mulaudzi, player of the month (June). They received cash prizes and medals.
The chairman of the team, Mr Stanley Sadiki, said the awards aimed to recognize best-performing players and community builders. “The awards serve as motivation for the players to keep up the good work. I'm proud of these players and we plan to host these awards annually. We need these young players to focus on their careers in order to become future stars," Sadiki said.
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Photographed during the awards are, from left to right, Julius Sadiki, Fhatuwani Magogodela, Tsiwi Mulungwa, Israel Lekganyane and Stanley Sadiki.
The 22-year-old Mbulaheni (Gary) Ridovhona has been passionate about journalism to the extent that he would buy himself a copy of weekly Univen students' newsletter, Our Voice. After reading, he would write stories about his rural village, Mamvuka, and submit them to the very newsletter for publication. His deep-rooted love for words and writing saw him register for a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies at the University of Venda, and joined the Limpopo Mirror team in February 2016 as a journalism intern.