Merit for ­female official echoes male resolve

2017-01-25 06:01

Incumbent president of the South African Football Association (Safa) in the Mangaung Region, Shuping Seboko, has paid ho­mage to his predecessors, Steve Lebeko and Obakeng Molatedi, for a job well done in enabling women participation in football.

He spoke at the presentation of a Fifa badge to dynamic female assistant referee Maneo Tau (25) at an occasion recently held in Bloemfontein.

Seboko credited the two men locally well-known in football administration, who have led the federation in the southern Free State.

“Seeing women referees climbing the ladder, is something which began during the tenure of my predecessors, Lebeko and Molatedi,” said Seboko.

“They laid the foundation to enable women to participate actively in football. They started off by encouraging women to register teams, and that necessitated women to also become involved in administration and officiating.

“Maneo’s achievement (recei­ving a Fifa badge) is a worthy celebration to share with my predecessors,” said Seboko.

Affectionately known as Tiger, the former Bloemfontein Celtic coach replaced Lebeko in the middle of 2004, while the latter took over from Molatedi in 1998.

“Involving more women and producing capable officials are a complement achievement of Lebeko’s administration,” said Seboko.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.

Behind the sparkle

Alluring, beautiful and timeless - diamonds are some of the most sought after gems in the world and are a true testament of everlasting brilliance. Let us take you behind the sparkle to show you the history behind this coveted jewel.

/News
 

Play with your pet when you're not at home

Many pets are alone at home during the week while their owners are at work. So what do these animals get up to while they’re home alone?

 
 

Paws

How to get rid of fleas
12 Cool cat facts
Chocolate can be fatal for dogs
Spider-man star's adorable relationship with his dog
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.