Former Banyana Banyana player turned corporate star, Lydia Monyepao, will be taking on her new role as SAFA Chief Operating Officer effectively from 15 June 2021.
Monyepao, who is chasing big leadership dreams, previously made the list for the SAFA CEO position and even though she missed out on the opportunity, she continued to hold her head high.
Now, the Deputy Director of Professional Services for TuksSport will be eager to make a positive impact when she takes over her COO position.
Monyepao recently revealed her hopes for the future of women’s sport to gsport saying, “That our girls get more media attention, get more exposure whenever they are representing the country or even when they are in camp, so people get to see more of women’s sport.
“I also hope and wish that more sponsors would come on board. They are deserving of getting sponsorship backing.
“Lastly, we need more women leaders in sports organisations. I think that as long as sport is mainly male-dominated it is going to be very difficult for the voice of the girl-child to be heard. We need women who can go into those board meetings and fight for the rest out there.”
With Monyepao leading the pack, we hope that her appointment will encourage more young women in South Africa to follow in her footsteps and strive to achieve their leadership goals.
Social media celebrated this auspicious appointment!
— SAWASF (@SA_WASF) May 21, 2021
— Official SasolLeague (@SasolLeague) May 21, 2021
#SAFA have corrected the date of commencement of COO duties for newly-appointed @LydiaMonyepao . Earlier, Motlanthe had said Monyepao would start in hew new role on the 15th of February. This has been corrected to 15th of June. #SABCNews pic.twitter.com/8jiF0RRZUR
— Sipho King K Kekana (@KingKAzania) May 21, 2021
Photo 1 Caption: Former Banyana Banyana player turned corporate star, Lydia Monyepao, will be taking on her new role as SAFA Chief Operating Officer effectively from 15 June 2021. Photo: Radio 2000 (Twitter)