The winners will be announced at a banquet next month.
Sports Commission corporate communications officer, Tirivashe Nheweyembwa, said they have moved the nomination date to tomorrow with athletes battling for honours in 17 categories which include Sportsperson of the Year; Sportsman of the Year; Sportswoman of the year; Junior Sportsperson; Junior Sportsman; Junior Sportswoman; Junior Sportsman with a Disability; Junior Sportswoman with a Disability; Technical Official (Umpire/Referee) of the Year; Coach of the Year and Team of the Year.
While stiff competition is generally expected in all categories, all eyes will surely be on who will scoop the prestigious Sportsperson of the Year.
Coventry, who has been the country’s flag bearer in major tournaments continued with her fine performance again this year.
Charles Manyuchi is the reigning sportsperson of the year while Rebecca Obelhorzer is the junior Sportsperson of the Year. At least four yesteryear athletes will be inducted into the Sports Commission’s Hall of Fame.