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Match Referee Akhona Makalima during the Absa Premiership match between Golden Arrows and Cape Town City on the 29 August 2020 at Emirates Airline Park. Picture: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix
Match Referee Akhona Makalima during the Absa Premiership match between Golden Arrows and Cape Town City on the 29 August 2020 at Emirates Airline Park. Picture: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Concerned about the lack of attention given to women in sports, Akhona Makalima, the only female referee in the Premier Soccer League, decided to take matters into her own hands and feet.

In addition to hosting a radio show called Women’s Sports Buffet to highlight the strides made by women in various sporting codes, Makalima also mentors other young women interested in pursuing refereeing as a career.

She sat down with City Press journalist Molebogeng Mokoka to talk about how she initiated the change she wanted to see happen.

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