’s Peter Kanjere has been named Malawi’s Sports Journalist of The Year.

Kanjere received a trophy and R2,000 for his work during the awards held in Blantyre on Saturday evening.

He had submitted a series of articles on how injuries were robbing Malawi football its talent through lack of a sports doctors association, qualified personal and poor training methods.

The articles appeared in The Nation newspaper which was also voted the Media House of the Year in Malawi.

It is the second win for Kanjere who won the accolade in 2009.

He has won several other awards in recent months as he was named the best print reporter for the Standard Bank Knock-Out Trophy in November last year and in March this year, he was also voted the best print journalist for the TNM Super League.

“It has been a humbling experience for me. I can only build on this and work harder. My ultimate dream is to be a television football analyst for the mighty I have just been voted Misa Malawi best sports reporter of the year. It has been a great year for me as in March this year, I was also voted the best TNM Super League Print reporter.”

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Malawi Chapter recognises outstanding journalists every year in several categories such as business reporting, human rights, investigative journalism, water and sanitation.

A panel of judges including from the University of Malawi’s Polytechnic media department did the selection. – SuperSport

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