20 May 2022 South African Football Association (SAFA) Chief Medical Officer Thulani Ngwenya’s hard work has been recognised by governing Fifa after he was appointed as the Doping Officer for the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

Ngwenya has become one of the most respected experts within the sports medicine field and SAFA CEO Tebogo Motlanthe said he was immensely proud as he continues to make his mark around the globe.

“I am proud of the growth of Dr. Ngwenya in this field and as the Association we are very proud of his contribution during COVid, and during Confederation of African Football games. 

“We have no doubt that he will represent the country with distinctions [in Qatar],” said Motlanthe, who is in Miami (Florida), USA, where he is attending the second edition of the FIFA Law diploma.