Ex-Nigeria international Florence Omagbemi has given CAF the thumbs up for the introduction of the Women’s Champions League for domestic clubs in Africa.
Following a virtual conference on Tuesday, the Caf Executive Committee announced plans to launch the continental women’s club competition, which will start in 2021.
This development is coming seven months after the African football ruling body approved a four-year women’s football strategic blueprint launched at a workshop in Egypt last November.
”I am really excited that CAF bought the idea,” Omagbami told Nigerian newspaper Guardian.
”I am sure the introduction of a CAF Champions League will accelerate the growth of women football in Africa.
“Some Nigerian clubs like Rivers Angels, Delta Queens, Pelican Stars, Nasarawa Amazons and Bayelsa Queens can now look forward to a continental challenge at the end of the year.
“The same thing goes to their counterparts in Ghana, Cameroun, South Africa, Equatorial Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire.
“It will also boost their financial status and strengthen the players for bigger challenges.”
Omagbemi played for the Super Falcons from 1998 to 2004, winning four Africa Women’s Cup of Nations titles and went on to win the same event as a coach, edging the hosts Cameroon in 2016.