First ever women football national to hold in South Sudan
The South Sudan FA announced this week the launch of another "first" women's football strategy designed to span 2021-2024.
Vice President of the Republic Mama Rebecca will be guest of honor at a specially organized symposium.
More on that, the SSFA President, Amin Francis said: “The plan is to include everyone. We want to continue supporting more women in football through training more coaches, referees and also the new women’s national league, due to start in February 2021.”
The strategy aims to build an inclusive and sustainable future for women's and girls’ football in South Sudan, focused on the following four key goals:
1- To increase the number of female coaches, referees, players and administrators. A series of measures including women-only courses are planned;
2-Increase the number of girls playing football at grassroots and community level by 70 per cent through school festivals and community outreach projects. Currently there are 5,000 players nationwide.
3-Launch a national women’s football league, building an elite player pathway for teams from each region of the country. As well as committing to participate in six international tournaments with the women’s national team, with players provided with central contracts.
4-Develop a marketing and communications strategy to boost awareness, advocacy and the sport. Using ambassadors from the worlds of sport and music.
On the other hand the new project manager for the Stars Unite women's football strategy, Helen Tarso Aninyesi stated: “We want to show the world that South Sudan is growing in women's football. We also want to change the mindset of some people who still don’t believe that women can play football.”
Speaking ahead of the launch, SSFA President, Amin Francis said: “The plan is to include everyone. We want to continue supporting more women in football through training more coaches, referees and also the new women’s national league, due to start in February 2021.