A beautiful South African female FIFA referee Akhona Makalima got viewers talking when she officiated the 2022 Women AFCON Quarter Finals Clash Between Nigeria and Cameroon at the Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca


The FIFA badge referee is one of the most beautiful referees from the continent with a unique sense of dressing off the pitch and got viewers dripping the match.

Akhona Makalima was among the 40 match officials that have were selected for the Caf Women’s Africa Cup of Nations and officiated the opening game between Morocco and Burkina Faso.

The South African has officiated PSL matches, Cosafa matches U20 Women World Cup Qualifiers matches and was among the referees selected for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup and Women’s World Cup.

Akhona is the first certified female soccer referee in South Africa, where she officiates for FIFA, the Premier Soccer League, the SASOL Women’s League, and the South African Football Association (SAFA).

The Beautiful referee uses her position as a women’s sports pioneer to encourage and influence young South African women to participate in sports at all levels.

The Beautiful Referee earned a national diploma in human resource management from King Hintsa FET College. Outside of refereeing, she hosts the “Women’s Sports Buffet” program for Keith Ngesi Radio, serves as a nationwide motivational speaker, and dreams of one day opening her smoothie bar.



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