The Acting Secretary General of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Abdel Bah has said they are determined to develop women’s football in the continent.
Speaking in an interview on Monday Bah who is took over earlier this month after the surprise resignation of Mouad Hajji, said CAF is planning lots of things that also includes women’s football.
“Development of women’s football is one of our top priority,” said Bah who added that they are currently working on plans for a CAF Women’s Champions League.
He said that it is good that many nations are now taking up women’s football seriously. “We have about 30 nations with serious women’s football,” he added.
About the Women’s Nations Cup, Bah said they have received proposals from Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea. “CAF has asked for additional documents from these two member associations, which we are still awaiting today,” he added.
Congo pulled out as the original hosts of the Women’s Nations Cup, due to logistical challenges.
Recently FIFA released the Women’s FIFA rankings with South Sudan not mentioned in the list, something that SSFA has to take with bitterness and introduce a national league for Women.
It should be noted that South Sudan’s Bright Starlets took part in the 2019 CECAFA Senior Women Competition and won one of the three games in their group B matches, the Starlets beat Djibouti 5-0 after losing their first fixture to host Tanzania by 9-0, before losing again their third match to Burundi by 3-0.
South Sudan Football Association President Francis Amin Michael during his press briefing stated that the South Sudan National Women’s league was to kick off in 2020 however the idea could not kick off due to the current state of the playing grounds, however the association is currently working on Juba Stadium and Buluk playing ground into the standard level, and very soon there is a possibility of the league to kick off in 2020.