Ray Bande Senior Sports Reporter
FEMALE Mutare match official Kuda Rusina Majo’s stock keeps raising after she became the country’s second Confederation of African Football (Caf) match commissioner.
Until Majo’s recent elevation, Bulawayo’s Sabelo Maphosa was the only female Zimbabwean Caf match commissioner.
Majo, who returned home on Monday after handling her first Caf assignment as a match commissioner, has served as a referee.
Zimbabwe Referees Committee chairperson Gladman Mzambi congratulated Majo for the achievement.
“I think she is one person who earned her stripes, she really deserved the elevation to match commissioner from her usual duties as a mere referee.
“It was a result of her dedication and resilience that saw her being recognised.
“I think the upcoming referees can emulate her good work as she also serves as a role model to our young female referees who might think they can never go far in the field of match officiating,” said Mzambi.
Majo (42), who officiated a number of international matches as a referee has since been elevated to the role of match commissioner and her maiden assignment in that capacity came during the weekend when Zambia played Tanzania.
The match ended in a one all stalemate.
In that Africa Womens’ Cup 2018 qualifying encounter, Majo had Ethiopian duo of Lidya Tafesse and Tsehaynesh Abede who were the referee and fourth official respectively, while Queency Victoire of Mauritius and Kenya’s Mary Njoroge were the first and second assistants.