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Caster Semenya leads top 10 African sportswomen on Twitter

Caster Semenya leads top 10 African sportswomen on Twitter - SportsLeo

Sport News Africa (SNA) recently rolled out a list of Africa’s most influential athletes on Twitter from all over the continent. The athletes featured have not only represented their nations in different parts of the world but also had a great influence on the continent.

The data was collected by Smart Data Power, a French company specializing in data.

Top 10 African sportswomen on Twitter

According to the site and data collected, no female athlete has garnered over 500k followers on the social media platform. Only 800 m Olympic champion Caster Semenya is close but not quite with over 402k followers.

She has overcome many hurdles including her sexual orientation hurdles. The South African is a true legend on and off the ‘pitch’ and has great influence as well on social media.

Caster Semenya leads top 10 African sportswomen on Twitter - Los Angeles Times

Caster Semenya leads top 10 African sportswomen on Twitter – Los Angeles Times

Janine Van Wyk, the South African footballer who has been likened to famous American international Megan Rapinoe also makes the list.

Caster Semenya @caster800m -402.8 K Athletics South Africa

Asisat Oshoala @AsisatOshoala -213 K Football

Farida Osman @FaridaOsman -55 K Swimming

Janine Van Wyk @Janinevanwyk5 – 523 K Football South Africa

Amanda toki Dlamini @Amanda_Dlamini9 – 42.3 K Football South Africa

Ons Jabeur @Ons_Jabeur – 319 K Tennis

Refiloe Jane @fifinhojane – 238 K Football S Africa

Francisca Ordega @OrdegaF – 238 K Football

Kgatlana Thembi @Kgatlanathe1st -20.9K Football

Jermaine Seoposenwe @jermaine109 – 20.1 K Football

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