SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo has been nominated for the Sports Personality of the Year at the 2019 Zimbabwe Achievers Awards – SA.
Tembo will battle it out with rugby players Tapiwa Mafura and Stephen Bhasera, and MMA fighter Themba Gorimbo.
The nomination comes after the 46-year-old was appointed the substantive head coach at the Pretoria-based side at the beginning of the season. He went on to reach the MTN 8 final but lost to Cape Town City on penalties.
Tembo also helped his team survive relegation in the previous campaign when he took over as caretaker coach.
In the Peter Ndlovu SA Based Footballer of the Year Award, the nominees include Khama Billiat, Talent Chawapiwa, Kuda Mahachi and Tapuwa Kapini.
The Peter Ndlovu SA Based Footballer of the Year Award:
Khama Billiat- Kaizer Chief Football Club
Kudakwashe Mahachi –Orlando Pirates Football Club
Nyasha Munetsi- Orlando Pirates Football Club
Talent Chawapiwa –Amazulu Football Club Tapuwa Kapini-Highlands Park Football Club
Tapiwa Mafura- Cheetahs Rugby
Kaitano Tembo- Supersport FC Coach
Themba Gorimbo- MMA Fighter
Stephen Bhasera- Golden Lions Rugby