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Referee Akhona Makalima. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)
Referee Akhona Makalima. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Akhona Makalima's main mission for the FIFA 2023 Women's World Cup, which will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, is to strengthen her already solid knowledge of the game.

That she's been picked as part of the panel that will officiate at the tournament already speaks to her ability as a match official.

However, the 34-year-old from Nqamakwe in the Eastern Cape still wants to be a sponge that will soak up as much knowledge as she can.

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