Nijel Amos
Nijel Amos

Botswana National Sports Commission Chairperson Solly Reikeletseng revealed the names of their annual 36th awards nominees yesterday in Gaborone.

The category that surprised most is of Sport Man of the year in which 800m Botswana’s Olympic silver medalist Nijel Amos was not nominated. The nominees for this category are Isaac Makwala, Ofentse Bakwadi and Zibani Chakadi.

Amos defended diamond league and finished last season ranking second in the world while Makwala was the fifth.

Makwala is the gold medalist national record holder, All Africa Games 400m gold medalist, 400m World Championships finalist and he qualified for 2016 Olympic Games.

In other categories

Junior Female Sport Person of the year
Galefele Moroko
Naomi Ruele
Naledi Marape

Junior Male Sport Person of the year
Khaya Groth
James Freeman
Karabo Sibanda

Sport Woman of the year
Boikhutso Mudongo
Lame Hetanang
Koketso Dipogiso

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