6 February 2023 – Internationally acclaimed female referee, Akhona Makalima has praised the football fraternity for giving the late match official Moeketsi Molelekoa a fitting send off.

Molelekoa who died in a car accident last week, was laid to rest in his home town of Bloemfontein (Motshabelo Township) this past weekend and Makalima said she was moved by the presence of who is who of football people.

‘’Football people gave our brother, friend and colleague a really dignified send off and for that I would like to thank various football officials who attended his funeral who include several match officials, SAFA officials and people from all walks of life,’’ said Makalima.

She said while it was tragic to have lost Molelekoa at such a young age, she found solace in that people really came to celebrate his short but fulfilling life.