SAM-100Plus awards introduces all-new Fans Award

Last update: 27/03/2019

KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 (Bernama) -- The annual Sportswriters Association of Malaysia (SAM)-100Plus Award will see the introduction of a new category this year -- the 100Plus Fans Award. 

With this newly announced category, sports fans in the country, will for the first time, have the opportunity to vote for the athlete they feel has delivered the best performance for the year. 

“This year, we decided that Malaysian sports fans should also be involved in this prestigious awards programme. And so, we created a new category known as the 100PLUS Fans Award,” said F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd Sponsorship and Activation Manager, Engku Isyamuddin Tuan Losin, in a statement today. 

“A shortlist of 15 athletes who had delivered strong performances in 2018 has been prepared by SAM and posted on the 100Plus Facebook where fans can make their selection,” he added.

Fans are invited to cast their vote at the 100Plus Facebook page at before the voting period closes on April 7.

The athlete who receives the highest number of votes will be announced as the winner at the SAM-100Plus awards ceremony on April 10.

For the record, the main award to be given out at the prestigious ceremony is the Athlete of the Year, where the SAM-100Plus Awards recognises the best athletes, irrespective of gender, each year. 

Past winners include Datuk Lee Chong Wei, Datuk Nicol David, Pandelela Rinong and Mohd Azizulhasni Awang. 

100PLUS has been the main sponsor of this award since 2006.