The Chairperson of Nigeria Women’s Football League, NWFL, Aisha Falode has applauded CAF for their proposed Women’s Champions League.
In an exclusive interview, Falode said that the CAF Women’s Champions League is a good initiative from CAF which has long been expected.
“This is a very bold move and initiative from CAF. It’s long been expected. People have advocated for it and desired it on the continent for the young women who continue to play good football all around Africa. When people say that we do not have the required number of teams to play the Women’s CAF Champions League.
” I wonder where they would get that notion from. As we speak, we have over 33 countries scattered across the continent where organized women’s football league is played. Even if we don’t have that required number, considering 33 out of 54/55 countries. That’s way above average for a good number to start the CAF Women’s Champions League.
“With over 33 operational women’s leagues in Africa, Falode opined that the time is ripe and right for Africa to have a women’s Champions League as she admonished CAF to come up with strategies that will support and fund teams that would participate in the competition.
”When we look back to when the African Women’s Championship, what we now today know as the African Women’s Cup of Nations when it started. Look at where we are today, from eight, we are thinking of expanding to 16 in the next edition. A journey of a thousand miles they say begins with a step.
“If we say we are not ready with 33 teams, I don’t know when we will ever be ready. Therefore, we must commend CAF for listening to those who have called for this to happen for a couple of years.”