Safa elects first female vice president

JOHANNESBURG – Ria Ledwaba, Xolile Nkompela and Gay Mokoena were elected new South African Football Association (Safa) vice-presidents at the NEC meeting in Polokwane on Sunday.

The three are renowned administrators and have served on the Safa NEC in the past. This is the first time Safa will have a woman vice-president in Ledwaba.

Safa president Danny Jordaan  who despite has rape allegations against him managed to secure another tenure as president and he said he was excited about the progress of women within South African football.

Ledwaba does have player football experience she was a former owner of Premier League Soccer side Ria Stars, while Nkompela is a veteran football administrator. Mokoena is also a seasoned campaigner with business interests across the country.

Ledwaba said she was humbled by the task entrusted to her, especially the high position of vice presidency and ensured she will work very hard as she has done in the past.

Photo Credit- Photo: Twitter/@SAFA_net

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