Johannesburg – Lydia Monyepao has been appointed as the new CEO of the South African Football Association (SAFA) following Advocate Tebogo Motlhanthe’s resignation at the weekend.
Monyepao, a former Banyana Banyana captain, was SAFA’s chief operating officer before her appointment as CEO.
“It is a great opportunity for the women coming after me for me to do well. Women should not be overlooked because of their personal and private situations,” Monyepao said.
On Saturday, SAFA said it had received a letter from Advocate Motlanthe saying he had resigned as the association’s CEO “with immediate effect”.
As a result, SAFA held an emergency meeting on Sunday, (7 May 2023), regarding the matter.
Although SAFA said its relationship with Advocate Motlanthe “remains cordial” and there was no animosity between the two parties, the association moved with haste to replace him.
SAFA announced Monyepao’s appointment on Monday.