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Sports News of Wednesday, 1 July 2020


Women playing Champions League sounds refreshing – Hillary Boateng

Chairperson of Women’s League Board, Hillary Boateng has shared her excitement at the decision of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) to start its first women's club continental championship to be called the CAF Women's Champions League in 2021.

The continent's ruling body's Executive Committee took the decision on Tuesday as part of its development strategy for the women's game in Africa.

This is the first time Africa is venturing into playing a tournament for women clubs at the continental level after years of playing in the Women's Cup of Nations.

CAF, under the leadership of Ahmad Ahmad, has been showing a commitment to laying the foundations to grow the women's game, culminating in the decision taken via online meeting.

However, the chairperson of the women’s league board sharing her thought on the decision commended the leadership of CAF for such initiative.

“Both men and women who are interested in women football must congratulate CAF for a good job done. Per my checks, the decision to play women champions league has been on the table of CAF for about two decades but here we are in 2020 where they have finally announced it”

“It is good news, I will thank CAF for expressing keen interest in women’s football with the introduction of women’s champions’ league in 2021,” she said.