Women in sports-Motorsport fanatic : Clauiee Grace Mpanza

Nothing will be given to you in a silver platter-Be strong”_Clauiee 

It is believed that women are not as authentic and raw towards sports as man, they are only interested in attractive stars. Sports fan is a person who is enthusiastic about sports (Collins English dictionary, 1994). So, How does one then conclude on which Gender is more enthusiastic? 

Clauiee Grace MPANZA, the petrolhead junkie is one of sports fanatic who followed sports from a young age. She said, she grew up doing everything with her dad, from watching soccer, motorsports to playing chess. A very competitive woman who get inspired when people Excell in their craft but most of all one who keeps the doctor away from her with a regular routine of smiling.

Her career blossomed in the sport industry as a radio presenter, voice artist and a scriptwriter at Vision view sports radio station. Let’s say Clauiee paved her way with her genuine love for sports. It’s seldom to find a genuine fan in a rare but popular sporting code like motorsports. 

Her goal is to be the best broadcaster in the world in her motorsports niche but also believes in the need to know everything as a broadcaster. 

How does sports makes you feel? 

“It’s indescribable. You know when you meeting your crush you really like and they just gives you butterflies and you just not really sure why you can’t really explain it? I havea sweet tooth, so when I get a really good ice cream, It’s that excitement, fulfillment. Sports is just powerful beyond measure. There is more to it than the results. Not only is an escape to the real world but you get to see incredible athletes doing what they gifted with, how they continue to be so consistent. I get inspired when I see people do what they do best because there is this beauty in excelling- makes my heart happy.” 

How has covid19 affected you? 

” With motorsports it has been tough. The last time I had watched a race was last year December. We went to testing in February and I thought come much we starting off the season but nah. My life felt empty. Yes I had to choose positivity and be greatful for the gift of life and the people around me but I could feel that something was missing.”

One thing you can’t wait to do when the cure is found?

“I am going everywhere, from football, rugby, cricket, tennis. I am attending everything. These has taught me not to take anything for granted.” 

Clauiee is that one fan who is in the arena mentally. She doesn’t have a favourite team or racer but appreciate different things from different teams or racers. 

The following are things she appreciates from 3 racers she loves.  

Michael Schumarker-fantastic but she loved ayrton senna because he is a pure racer, has a pure heart and he was fearless in the track. 

James hunt is also amazing because he has the don’t give up spirit. He had many financial blows, he brought sponsors, how well he knew his car and his connection with The car. 

She would compete with her friends about who is doing more push-ups, who will hit the fastest time in a certain steep. Clauiee is very adamant about healthy competition which involves no gender but facts because in essence you both getting same job done.  She said, “To be a winner you have to overcome every challenges because challenges are everywhere” 

What are the things to lookout for in the industry? 

“Be youself because there can only be one you in the world and work hard. The most important thing I have learnt is that, don’t fight negative energy with negative energy. Hatred with hatred.  Be positive be the light in every situation you are in. Your colleague or people in the industry may not like you but fight for what you want. Be consistent in what you want. consistency and continuity. Always improve yourself, you can’t be the same as yesterday. If you grow as a person you have to grow your craft. You need to nurture it like your baby. People will criticise you but take positive criticism because it helps you grow and get better, work on it because they not attacking you but showing where to fix. Be willing to listen, to be heard and have fun while you at it.”

Clauiee is living proof that men and women have the same Mental capabilities. Look at how her career is shaped, her industry, confidence, ambitions and most of all her Goal. I Stan strode women like Clauiee Grace Mpanza. All the best in your journey.

Love Musa

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