Tough streets of Alex to stadiums of Qatar for Siwela, the coincidental match official

Zakhele Siwela’s life could have taken a turn for the worse, growing up in a township notorious criminals activity but he remained focused

14 November 2022 - 21:21 By Matshelane Mamabolo

Zakhele Siwela has done well for someone who took to match officiating by chance. Now about to take on his second assignment at football’s biggest stage, the 40-year-old from Alexandra would not have dreamt of reaching such dizzy heights when he grudgingly accepted the whistle...

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