CAF holds first ever women’s football symposium

CAF holds first ever women’s football symposium

The maiden edition of the CAF Women’s Football Symposium took place on Monday and Tuesday in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh.

The two-day event tackled issues affecting the development of women’s football on the continent as stakeholders of the game exchanged ideas; and worked on various themes which embody all aspects through seven working groups namely: Competitions, Training of trainers, Marketing, Media, Governance, Development amongst others.

Some of the ideas proposed include:

The expansion of the AWCON from 8 to 16 teams.

Creation of the women’s Champions League. Though it doesn’t have to be the men’s format of home and away, it could be a situation where teams converge in one venue for a short period of time and compete.

Training of coaches and women administrators was also suggested.

Formation of school football association.

There will also be a women’s football department in CAF with only women in it with CAF set to advertise vacancies soon.

Among the prominent guests for the two-day event were Liberia’s First Lady, Clare Weah and FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura.

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