South Africa is set to host the inaugural Regional Annual Sports Awards (RASA) at the Birchwood Estate in Johannesburg on Saturday 25 June, the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 has announced this week.
The AUSC Region 5, which comprises 10 African states, said the awards have been divided into 11 categories, and will be held in association with the South African ministry of sport and recreation.
Athletes, coaches, member countries, journalists and teams that have produced outstanding performances in sport at regional and international level will be awarded accordingly, the organisers said.
“This is an excellent opportunity to celebrate sports excellence, reward achievement, stimulate interest in sports, discover new talent and promote development,” AUSC General Manager, Stanley Mutoya said.
Mutoya also said that the encounter would provide the opportunity to recognise sport luminaries, in and off the field of play and help position the region’s Sports Awards brand as the main event in the region.
“The essence of the awards is to maintain credibility by considering winners of country awards as RASA nominees,” he added