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.