Real change in women's football needs proper structures

Vihiga Queens players celebrate

Kenya's Vihiga Queens players celebrate a goal during their Caf Women Champions League Cecafa qualifiers against Yei Joint Stars of South Sudan at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on September 01, 2021.


Photo credit: Sila Kiplagat | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • What the club licensing manager did was to create an inclusivity plan without any plan for inclusivity
  • There are deep financial challenges within women’s football circles across the continent but I dare say, better the way in which they are currently constituted
  • Debates about inclusivity and equality in sport are not a chance for political point-scoring


There was a suggestion a few weeks ago by Caf Club Licensing Senior Manager Muhammad Sidat that clubs competing in Caf Champions League must have a female team starting from 2022/23 season.

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