The South African Football Association (SAFA) has appointed former Banyana Banyana ace, Lydia Monyepao, as its new Chief Executive Officer following the shock resignation of Advocate Tebogo Mothlante at the weekend.
Monyepao was the association’s Chief Operations Officer for the past two years, working under her predecessor.
She becomes SAFA’s first-ever female CEO and will have to hit the ground running as the mother body is deep in its bidding process to host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Speaking at the SAFA House, Monyepao expressed shock at her appointment – saying it may have come to soon. However, she insisted that she is up to the task and is not naïve of the responsibility she now holds.
Monyepao, SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan and other members of the National Executive Committee will travel to Cape Town tomorrow to meet members of Parliament to speak about SAFA’s bid to host the 2027 World Cup.
It is still unclear how long Monyepao’s appointment is as no contract has been signed yet. Article by Ntsako Mukhari
Written by: Lindiwe Mabena