CAF’s first ever Women’s Football Taskforce Workshop ended on a high note today with a visit from FIFA Secretary General and General Delegate for Africa, Fatma Samoura.
Addressing the participants she praised the exchanges and presentations that had taken place over the two day event, as well as the excellent ideas and momentum the workshop had generated.
Underlining the important role that each workshop participant can play in developing women’s football Samoura said: “Don’t keep what you have discussed and learned over the last two days to yourself! Make sure it will benefit your country and tell your national federation about it.”
She highlighted that CAF’s first-ever strategy for women’s football will provide a clear road map to nurture the women’s game and allow it flourish, while simultaneously addressing the needs of CAF’s 54 Member Associations throughout Africa.
The FIFA Secretary General and General Delegate for Africa
shared her experiences working for the United Nations and FIFA with the group, stressing that developing women’s football and empowering women in football has been of paramount importance to her since she took up her role at FIFA in 2016.
"When people saw the momentum that was generated from the opening of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France last summer, they realized that supporting the women’s game is positive for football. So don’t be shy when you speak about women’s football. Tell your president about the benefits of developing the women’s game!” Fatma Samoura
Once CAF’s strategy for women’s football has been finalized it will be made available to all 54 MAs for implementation at their national levels with the support of the CAF Women’s Football Division.