Super Falcons forward, Asisat Oshoola has expressed delight over the decision of the Confederation of African Football to introduce the Women’s Champions League for clubs in Africa starting from 2021.
CAF’s Executive Committee took the decision to introduce the Women’s Champions League on the continent at a virtual meeting held last month.
Speaking with brila.net on the development, the 25-year-old Barcelona Femini forward said its an idea that will accelerate the growth of women football in Africa.
“It’s a very good move. I really do appreciate the fact that CAF are thinking towards that direction. It will improve women football in Africa and the players(ladies) will have more inter-country tournaments to participate in.”
“It will help a lot, in the area of marketing and otherwise. The ladies will have more games to play, and more players from different countries. Am really happy about it,” she told brila.net.
It would be recalled that Caf announced last week that 10 to 15 clubs from different countries will participate in the event which means the tournament will be streamlined and no country will have more than one representative.
When asked what she thinks about the format adopted by Caf, Oshoola added; “This is just the first edition. It’s normal for it to be like this because you don’t want to stage a shabby event.”
“So if other countries or teams see how it’s being played in terms of the level of competitiveness and intensity, they would also want to improve because they want to participate.”
“If the first edition goes well, then it will invite more teams, even more sponsors will want to be part of the project. So you want to make sure you are putting out the best.”
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