Class of 2010 top sportsmen
Anele Ngcongca (soccer):The man with a dream story. 2009 no one cared about this Gugulethu born soccer player until just a few months before the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He played in one of Europe's biggest stages when his team qualified for the Europa League that season. He played in each and every game during the FIFA World Cup, and the Bafana right back still holds his place in the national setup.
Jacque Kallis (cricket):He scored his 40th Test century against India to move into second place after Tendulkar who has 51 test centuries. The Pinelands born player had a successful T20 World Cup, a good season with the Royal Challengers Bangalore thus qualifying for the T20 Champions League.
Andries Bekker (rugby):The boy or is it man from Goodwood had a great year at club level as he was a finalist in Super Rugby and the Currie Cup. The biggest highlight for him last season was when he was voted Super Rugby player of the year.
Schailk Burger (rugby):At national level he won it all, at club level he almost won it all last year. He lead the Stormers to the Super Rugby final only to be beaten by the Bulls and lead the WP to a Currie Cup final only to be beaten by the Sharks, we still hope for better days and shall support at all times.
Holly Armstrong (surfer):Kommetjie born surfer is probably SA next big representative at the big stage. At almost 18 Holly is one of SA top female surfers. Last year she made the Roxy Invitational in Moz among a number of top events she was competing in, now that is scratching the surface to Holly so we keeping a close on on this one!
Darren Keet (soccer):The boy from Ruyterwacht who has represented Edgemed and Vasco had a super year. At this moment he is Wits number Goalkeeper and at age 21 he is seen as one of SA number 1 goal keepers, Having won the Nedbank Cup with Wits last year which means he is competing in Africa this season as well. He was also part of the most successful SA under 20 team at the under 20 World Cup.
Mariette Rix (hockey women):As a goalkeeper for South Africa she plays one of the most important roles in the team. Stellebosch born girl represented SA team at the common wealth games. Now she looks into her second summer olympics games in as she prepares for London 2012.
Nocawe Skiti (soccer):It's not often you see a soccer player that's beautiful. She is a key player for her team Roses FC from Gugulethu and a key player for the National team (Banyana Banyana). In the African Championships she proved she is SA number 1 winger with her deadly crosses as she was SA's number 1 supplier for goals. With Skiti in the team Banyana will surely qualify for London 2012.
Lungile Tsolekile (hockey):His cousin Thami Tsolekile also has National colours in hockey but he went for cricket. Lungile has over 60 caps for SA and played at all major tournaments and yet he hungers to play for SA in London 2012.
Thami Tsolekile (cricket):he had one of those years where his name was in line for the Proteas but just missed out of the world cup squad. He captained the Lions when Alvirio Peterson was on national duty. He played at the T20 Champions league with the Lions.
Mzonke Mfana (boxing):The Rose Of Khayelitsha is the only boxer in Cape Towns best sports performers. Boxing might be a dying sport in SA but Mzonke return from retirement with the fight against Cassoius Baloyi rasurected the once popular game of boxing. In that match Mfana won the IBF junior-lightweight.
Natalie du Toit (swimming):Winning, challenges, being inspirational and being active is just her yearly routine. Natalie who has broken records at the Paralympics, her major role is to qualify again for the Summer Olympics in London 2012.
JP Duminy (cricket):Had a great IPL season one of few South Africans that were regulars in their teams. With the Mumbai Indians he qualified for the Champions League. JP also made the Proteas ICC World Cup squad.
H Gibbs (cricket):His the biggest mistake that CSA made by not selecting him in the world cup squad. He still finished the year as the most talked about cricketer with is book. Since his back he helped the Cape Cobras to qualify for the T20 Championship. This guy is probably the most Exciting player to watch in SA sport at the moment.
Anton Van Zyl (rugby):When Schailk Burger was away on national duty for the Springboks, this man had to take the leadership role. He did the dirty work for Schailk to lead WP to the final, as the Springbok players came back in time for the semi finals of the Currie Cup.
Matt Bromley (surfer):a Kommetjie surfer part of the world famous brand Billabong. Sadly he missed out of the Men’s Junior World Championship even though he had a good season. 2010 Highlight was eliminating SA top seed Jordy Smith in one of the competitions held last year.
Stacey Guy (surfer):The lady with no less then 10 sponsors in her bag. Stacey has proven that she is one of the countries top surfers (Western Province Champion, SA under 23 captain, part of the SA team). At the SA championship she achieved a runner up position.
Brendon Gibbens (surfer):He managed to qualify for the Men’s Junior World Championship. His creative flare makes him one of South Africa's most innovative and exciting surfer to watch.
Lloyd Norris-Jones (hockey):Well experienced SA hockey player with 27 test matches. Former Wynberg Boys student Lloyd has represented SA at the world cup but just like Tsolekile he will be gunning to be in the squad for London 2012.
Moneeb Josephs (soccer):He can clearly say he is Bafana's charm as he played at the only game SA won at the FIFA world Cup. To add on his good year, his local team Orlando Pirates won their first tournament in 10 years after beating Swallows in the final of the MTN 8.
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