South African Football Association (SAFA) Limpopo President Jack Maluleke says he has received the report regarding the referee situation in the National Women’s League this past weekend.

The match between First Touch Academy and University of Johannesburg started 90 minutes late due to the unavailability of referees at the old Peter Mokaba Stadium this past Saturday.

Maluleke says they have a meeting with SAFA’s review committee on Monday to discuss possible remedies for such situations.

Maluleke says he has also spoken to the league manager in the province to check on the teams affected by the situation.

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The president hopes for those in authority to see the need for some administrative duties to be given back to provinces.

Maluleke believes that such incidents do not in any way undermine or show disrespect to the women’s game saying other leagues also suffer the same challenges.


Meanwhile, SAFA Vice President Ria Ledwaba says she has been informed about this matter and she even escalated it to the Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Ledwaba says the matter is unacceptable adding that those responsible for the mess must account as there are far reaching outcomes.

Ledwaba further adds that she is not defending how things have been run in the women’s league saying they are still at infancy level.

The former club boss says that they need consistency in good administration for the league to not collapse.

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– Report by Lethabo Kganyago