Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Journalist
3 minute read
24 Jul 2022
3:39 pm

How Pirates media officer Merafe turned a passion for the game into a full time job

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

'I grew up like any other kid from the township. There were great times and of course there were bad times,' said Merafe.

Orlando Pirates media officer Thandi Merafe's love for the club comes from an early age. Picture: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

From humble beginnings to working at one of the biggest and most respected teams in Africa, the story of Orlando Pirates’ media officer Thandi Merafe is inspiring. Merafe has followed a dream and passion by putting other things on hold like education, and her involvement in football administration is full of wonderful memories. ALSO READ: Why Banyana coach Ellis wanted to snub Caf awards ceremony As a young girl growing up in Soweto, Merafe found herself surrounded by boys most of the time. It’s not that she didn’t have sisters, as she grew up in a family of seven, where...