Amakhosi marketing chiefres Jessica Motaung joins CAF – African Football Federation

Kaizer Chiefs football club marketing and commercial director Jessica Motaung has joined the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) committee. 

Motaung’s role includes being part of the CAF Organising Committee for Women’s Football which is tasked with growing women’s football on the African continent. She will be part of the committee for the next two years between 2022 and 2024, and she will keep her role at Chiefs.

Her appointment was confirmed by CAF Secretary General, Veron Mosengo-Omba, following Motaung’s attendance at a Women’s Football Taskforce Workshop organised by the continent’s football governing body in 2019.

The committee Motaung is set to join will be chaired by Kanizat Ibrahim, the fifth vice president and the president of the Organising Committee for Women’s Football of CAF.

“We are very proud of our Marketing Director, Jessica Motaung,” declares Kaizer Chiefs Chairman Kaizer Motaung. “We are happy to see one of our own grow and spread her wings in continental football. Being the only South African on the committee speaks volumes. It truly is a remarkable feat.

“We are confident she will add much value to CAF and women’s football on the continent given her experience that spans over two decades. We have watched the growth of the game over the last number of years and Jessica’s role will also help SAFA, PSL and Kaizer Chiefs as we look to move in the direction of expanding our ladies’ participation in football.”

Women’s football is the fastest growing sports property globally and CAF, like FIFA, is strategically placing people in that space who can fast track the development and turn the product around. 

The position will require frequent travel between Johannesburg and CAF’s Cairo headquarters, as well as occasional trips to other African destinations. She’s not leaving Kaizer Chiefs, she will work on both positions. 

Motaung will be working on immediately is the Women’s AFCON tournament from July 2 – 23 in Morocco. 

Additional information on this story is from SuperSport. 

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