Congratulations ‘Mr Scoops’ Fakude


‘Mr Scoops’ has been writing for this website and magazine for almost 10 years and was rightfully honoured for some outstanding work in soccer journalism.

"I am happy … very excited. This is my first big award in my sporting career,” he said.

“Thank you to all my colleagues at KICK OFF who have been part of this exciting journey since I started writing for this massive publication in 2005, and especially to Mr Richard Maguire for his guidance and leadership.

“My sincere thanks also goes out to all the readers who enjoy reading my articles and those who always give constructive criticism to help me further improve.

“The award comes at a time when the nation is mourning the loss of Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.

“One can draw inspiration from Senzo for his loyalty, passion and dedication to his job, and hope that his success in football will continue to inspire youngsters and the future generation.”