26 March 2023 – The South African Football Association (SAFA) wishes to congratulate Banyana Banyana goalkeeper Andile Dlamini and Bafana Bafana midfielder Themba Zwane after they walked away with top accolades at the 16th Annual South African Sports Awards this weekend.

Dlamini, the South African senior women’s national team and Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies goalkeeper, was named the SA Sports Star of the Year at the event held in Sun City in the North West on Saturday (25 March 2023). She claimed the R500 000 prize. Zwane, the South African senior men’s national team and Mamelodi Sundowns player, won the People’s Choice Award and also walked away with R500 000.

The two players have been in devastating form for both club and country and deserve the recognition they received at the 16th Annual South African Sports Awards.

Zwane is currently in Monrovia with his Bafana Bafana team-mates and will hope to inspire the team against Liberia in an away Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Tuesday 28 March 2028.

Heartfelt congratulations to both players.