3 June 2018 – Ria Ledwaba, Xolile Nkompela and Gay Mokoena have been elected new SAFA Vice-Presidents at the NEC meeting in Polokwane on Sunday, 3 June 2018.

The three are renowned administrators and have served on the SAFA NEC in the past.

This is the first time SAFA will have among the deputies, a woman Vice-President. SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan said he was excited about the progress of women within South African football.

Ledwaba is a former owner of Premier Soccer League side Ria Stars while Nkompela is a veteran football administrator. Mokoena is also a seasoned campaigner with business interests across the country.

Ms Ledwaba said she was humbled for being entrusted with such an enormous position and will serve football diligently as she has done in the past.

Mr Nkompela said he was committed to work honestly and respect the SAFA President as he is assigned by the Council and its head. He asked the SAFA Council to lead by example to rebuild the trust of the country.

Mr Mokoena said being elected the SAFA Vice-President was an exciting challenge for him and had been reenergised to work even harder for the country.

SAFA also recommended members of the FIFA Club World Cup bid as well as the FIFA Women’s World Cup bid. The two bids will be led by SAFA President, his four deputies and NEC members.

Mr Kwenzakwakhe Ngwenya is the new KZN Provincial chair and his deputy is Ms Thabile Msomi.

SAFA also took a decision on who to support for the hosting of 2026 FIFA World Cup whose election take place next week in Moscow, Russia.

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