The Confederation of African Football signs the proposed CAF Women’s Champions League to begin 2021.
CAF Executive Committee announced the endorsement during their meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
The action which was part of the deliberations has opened a round table to strategize the modalities, formats as well as sponsorship for the competition.
Women’s football in Africa shifts gear as stakeholders of women’s football took part in the virtual meeting. The new endorsement will focus on sponsorships, formats, and modalities for the competition by CAF.
This is a very good move and initiative from CAF. It’s long been expected. People have advocated for it and desired it on the continent for the young women who continue to play good football all around Africa. When people say that we do not have the required number of teams to play the Women’s CAF Champions League, I wonder where they would get that notion from. As we speak, we have over 33 countries scattered across the continent where organized women’s football league is played. Even if we don’t have that required number, considering 33 out of about 55 countries. That’s way above average for a good number to start the CAF Women’s Champions League.
Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL) Chairperson Aisha Falode to Kick422.com
South Africa’s women’s national teams coach, Desiree Ellis; Deputy Chairperson, Ghana Women’s Premier League, Rosaline Amoh; Head of Sports, Cameroon Radio/Television, Nje Enow; Reporter British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC/Founder LadiesMarch, Janine Anthony; Tuksport, University of Pretoria, South Africa, Lydia Monyepao; FIBA/Supersport Uganda’s Usher Komugisha; and goal. co Samuel Ahmadu all supported the establishment of CAF Women’s Champions League
Africa will join Europe with UEFA Women’s Champions League and Asia with AFC Women’s Champions League with the establishment and institution of the CAF Women’s Champions League when the competition eventually sees the light of the day.
What does this move mean for young African footballers?