The president of Turfloop Football Club in Mankweng outside Polokwane in Limpopo, Nakedi Malahlela, has won the Forty under 40 Africa Award in the sports category.
The awards are aimed at honouring young leaders involved in sports, business and community development.
The award ceremony was held in Accra in Ghana.
Malahlela was nominated for establishing a football club that develops soccer skills amongst the youth. He says winning the award will serve as a motivation to the people of Limpopo and South Africa.
“Winning the 40 under 40 award for Africa in sports is really humbling experience. Me as a person and the people of Limpopo province and Turfloop, it really augers well for ambitions of being in the professional ranks in the coming season,” says Nakedi Malahlela.