As a previous winner of the award, Nkanjeni says that winning the award feels different this time because her father accompanied her to the event. "It was great having my dad there to celebrate this achievement with me," Nkanjeni says.
Nkanjeni, who is from Port Elizabeth, says thats it 'felt good' to have her work recognised.The Herald
and Weekend Post
sports editor Alvin Reeves says that he was 'extremely proud' of the work Nkanjeni did in providing readers with sporting news from the region.
"She faces many challenges as a woman covering Absa Premiership football but more than holds her own on a daily basis," Reeves says. "This award, for the second year running, is a just reward for her tireless efforts. We look forward to bringing you, our readers, even more award-winning journalism in the future."
Nkanjeni says that the support from her sports editor helped her a lot in dealing with the challenges that come with being a woman sportswriter. "My editor is very supportive of the work that I do and is one of the key people who encourage me. Many had doubts about my knowledge of sports — I hope [that] this award will erase those doubts," she concludes.
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