Men’s Teams Without Ladies’ Sides To Be Expelled From Caf Champions League Participation

With the aim to empower the girl child and to promote women football in the continent, only men’s teams with the ladies’ sides will be allowed to compete in the future Caf Champion league, starting from the 2022/23 season.

On Tuesday, through his Twitter account, authoritative Liberian journalist, Kla Wesley Jr, revealed the developments.

“According to CAF Club Licensing Senior Manager, Muhammad Sidat, a club must have a female team before being allowed to participate in the 2022-23 CAF champions league and the next editions,” posted Wesley Jr.

Caf President Patrice Motsepe who was elevated to Confederation of African Football last year pledged to promote and uplift women in football and marked that as the key feature of his tenure.

“We want women’s football to be significantly growing and progressing in the period of my presidency,” he said.

“What excites me is what we can potentially do. We have 280-million young Africans on this continent between the ages of 15 to 24. Football has a unique role to play in providing opportunities to these youth.

“Someone was saying to me, we could actually have an African nation winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup before we have a male team doing so,” he continued.

In addition, there are very few Premier Soccer League sides that have women teams.

In Zimbabwe, only three teams Highlanders, Black Rhinos and Ngezi Platinum are the known teams having women football teams that are competitive.