REF ON THE RISE

DRUM - - Ed's Note -

South Africa’s top fe­male ref­eree, Akhona Makalima, was in­vited by the Con­fed­er­a­tion of African Foot­ball to an elite ref­eree train­ing course for women in Morocco. She hopes the in­vi­ta­tion will open doors for her to of­fi­ci­ate at the 21st Fifa World Cup in Rus­sia in June 2018.

Akhona is the only woman to of­fi­ci­ate in the Absa Premier­ship, a world dom­i­nated by the men (On an equal foot­ing, 14 Septem­ber).

Go raise the Makalima flag high. I’m happy for you. VI­OLA SIPHOSENKOSI MAKHALIMA, FACE­BOOK

Ag, women must of­fi­ci­ate in women’s foot­ball. I have never seen that in EPL or the ma­jor leagues. FHATUWANI TF TSHIVHOMBELA, FACE­BOOK

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