Tura Magic will take part in the much-anticipated inaugural Cosafa Women’s Champions League, representing Namibia.
However, the tournament dates and hosts are yet to be finalised for the competition that will serve as a qualifier for the first-ever Caf Women’s Champions League, which is set to take place later this year.
The Namibian League Champions, Magic are one of eight teams from the Cosafa region that will compete.
Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies, Prisons XI of Botswana, Manzini Wanderers of Eswatini, Lesotho Defence Force, Costa Do Sol of Mozambique, Green Buffaloes Women of Zambia, and Black Rhino Queens of Zimbabwe are the other teams.
Magic also won the local Super Cup two months ago with their co-director Isack Hamata saying that he is proud of his team.
“It’s exciting to be part of the inaugural Cosafa Women’s Champions League and I’m happy for the girls, because they worked very hard to achieve this,” said Hamata.
“We still need to get more details about the tournament, like where and when it will take place, because it will help us to plan and support the girls to do their best.”
Hamata strongly believes that women’s football’s time has come.
“If people doubted where women’s football was going, then this is an indication of where it’s heading to. The tournament is a qualifier for the African Champions League which is also starting now, so if it goes well, who knows what else they can achieve.
“At the end of the Cosafa Champions League, we want at least one or two of our girls to have signed contracts with bigger clubs, so that they can earn a living through football,” he concluded.
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By FARPost Reporter