Laduma! Ria Ledwaba becomes first woman SAFA vice-president

Laduma! Ria Ledwaba becomes first woman SAFA vice-president

Ria Ledwaba has done it for the women in South Africa. This football old-timer has made a mark in history by becoming the first female vice-president of SAFA.

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On Sunday in a National Council meeting which was held in Polokwane, Ria Ledwaba was appointed as the first ever woman vice-president of the South African Football Association (SAFA).

This is a big deal for female in sports. Ria has broken the glass ceiling and made a mark in history.

The three people elected as vice-presidents to work under re-elected Danny Jordaan are, Ria Ledwaba, Xolile Nkompela and Gay Mokoena.

An announcement by SAFA was made, stating that at least one of the vice-presidents were to be female. learnt that the support that has been shown around females has been phenomenal. Ledwaba received the largest number of votes.She got 28 out of 29 votes.

Xolile Nkompela of the Eastern Cape came in with 27 votes. Nkompela has made a markin in SA football and struggles through battles.

Gay Mkokoena gained 16 votes. Mkokoena handles the finance portfolio at SAFA and did a great job at it.

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Nkompela will be retaining his position. Unlucky for Lucas Nhlapo and Elvis Shisana as they will be replaced by Ledwaba and Mokoena.

Jordaan commented that SAFA has future leaders who will take SA football to a new level. He is extremely excited to work with people of such quality.

PSL chairman Irvin Khoza has an automatic position as the fourth Safa vice-president.

It seems that this will be an exciting and prosperous year in SA football.

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