Homela honoured in SA

Zimbabwean sports administrator Thandeka Homela was recently elected as treasurer and assistant administrator of the Gauteng Social Soccer League (GSSL).

Thandeka Homela
Thandeka Homela

The honour comes just two months after she assumed the post of secretary-general of South African amateur soccer club KTN Leopards, which plays in the same league.

"I feel honoured that principals of the other 14 teams in the league have so much confidence in me that they saw me suitable to hold such an important post," said Homela in a recent interview.

"The positions are very challenging, but it is those challenges that will see me get stronger. I am ready to execute my duties with great honour. It's always nice to be successful in life and whatever I do; I do it for my country.

“Everyone out there should make sure that there is something they do that makes us proud to be Zimbabweans. It's not easy working with people from different backgrounds and being a powerful woman in a men’s field has its own challenges," she said.

Thandeka far left with her team KTN
Thandeka far left with her team KTN

Former General Manager of the national basketball team, Giants, Homela is the daughter of respected former Zimbabwe Saints and national team player and coach, Gibson.

Her 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 in Johannesburg and its surrounding areas.

Homela urged more migrant women to fully participate in sport. "We should believe in ourselves as women," she said.

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  1. Richard Kuzviwanza

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