Aside from the awards, Spoja additionally officially-handed certificates to journalists who efficiently accomplished Degree Two Soccer teaching course this yr, which was facilitated by the affiliation, which represents the pursuits and welfare of sports activities journalists within the nation.
Mhara stated he was humbled to obtain the award. “It’s an ideal honour and I’m joyful to be recognised for the arduous work that I’m placing to develop sport within the nation. Credit score additionally goes to my workmates, for my success is theirs too.”
Mhara, who was named the primary runner-up final yr, has received different awards earlier than, together with the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists’ sports activities reporter of the yr in 2016. In the identical yr, he got here second within the prestigious African Truth-Checking Awards, one of many high awards on the continent. The award honours the very best investigative fact-checking story carried out by African journalists, reporting that exposes deceptive claims made by main public figures throughout the continent.
Mhara was additionally a runner-up within the Regional Annual Sports activities Awards in 2017.
Spoja awards winners
Sports activities journalist of the yr print media award winner: Henry Mhara (RZP)
First runner-up: Langton Nyakwenda (Sunday Mail)
Second runner-up: Godknows Matarutse (Day by day Information)
Sports activities journalist of the yr digital media award winner: Yvonne Mangunda (StarFM)
First runner-up: Francis Nyamutsamba (Zbc)
Second runner-up: Lawrence Trusida (Traditional263)
Photographer of the yr: Wilson Kakurira (ZTN)
Videographer of the yr: Wilson Kakurira (ZTN)
Multimedia journalist of the yr: Yvonne Mangunda (StarFM)
Rising journalist of the yr feminine: Blesssing Malinganiza (H Metro)
Rising journalist of the yr male: Clayton Shereni (TellZim)