Homela honoured in SA

Zimbabwean sports administrator Thandeka Homela was recently elected secretary general of South African amateur soccer club KTN Leopards.

Honoured - Homela.
Honoured – Homela.

The club plays in the Gauteng Social Soccer League (GSL).

A former General Manager of the national Basketball team, Giants, she is the daughter of respected former Zimbabwe Saints and national team player and coach, Gibson. “I am glad to have been entrusted this position, which takes me back to my roots of sports administration,” Homela told The Zimbabwean.

“Soccer is not a sudden interest for me. My father was a soccer player and I was exposed to the sport at an early ages. KTN Leopards is a club of mainly Zimbabweans who responded to the need to establish a team that would cater for exercise and an extra-curricular activity for our people in Johannesburg and its surrounding areas.

“We are currently participating in the social league, but we do everything professionally and my election was done above board. We enjoy great unity and understand that soccer unifies and helps in keeping people busy and occupied. It also helps reduce crime and that is the main goal for which we set-up this team,” she said.

The team is currently placed 7th in the 12-team league, having increased their playing personnel from 17 to 26 players. Homela urged more migrant women to fully participate in sport. “We as women should believe in ourselves, encourage ourselves and engage in soccer successfully,” she said.

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