SAFA to bid for first CAF Women’s Club championship

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The South African Football Association (SAFA) has expressed its interest in hosting the first CAF Women Champions League tournament.

This comes after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Thursday, issued a statement confirming the start of the CAF Club Women’s Champions League tournament in 2021.

The first edition will comprise of 8 teams, qualifiers from CAF’s Zonal winners including the hosts.

In a statement released on Friday, SAFA said a bid to host will be submitted after the NEC meeting which is taking place on Saturday at SAFA house, Nasrec.

Meanwhile, SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan has also expressed his satisfaction at the outcome of the CAF meeting after the continental body endorsed the addition of the number of African teams that will take part in the next FIFA Women’s World Cup scheduled for Australia/New Zealand in 2023.

CAF is looking at an increase from the current 3 slots to 5 or 6 teams from Africa.

‘’With most of our Banyana Banyana players playing overseas, South Africa will be looking to qualify for their second consecutive FIFA World Cup in 2023 after the France 2019 expedition. These are exciting times for women’s football, not only in South Africa but on the continent.” he said.

The SAFA National Women’s League (SNWL) second edition is expected to commence early next year.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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