Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Zambia

FIFA women seminar opens in Lusaka



The first ever Women Football FIFA Comm-Unity seminar opened in Lusaka Monday with Faz and Government outlining new policy proposals as well as challenging stakeholders to ensure that the women's game overcomes existing challenges and becomes a viable source of livelihood for ladies.

Youth and Sports deputy minister Stephen Masumba declared the seminar at the Cresta Golfview hotel officially open with a reminder to delegates that government would keenly follow the three-day proceedings and plans which will be formulated at the end of the programme.

"I am positive that your contributions to the planning process will change the face of women football in the country," Masumba said adding: "Make a plan to stand the test of time and help the girl child and women earn a living from playing football. I want to receive a copy of the development plan to be formulated from here because government is keen on development across all sectors."

Masumba said the seminar should take time to deal with some cultural attitudes and trends towards women football which had derailed the development of the sport in the country.

"Poor cultural attitudes and trends have led to fewer girls and women playing football. Coupled with that, companies have not come forward to fully sponsor women football. Let's re-strategize and sell well worked out proposals to companies to sponsor women football," Masumba said.

FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya commended government for its continued support to FAZ. Kalusha, who unveiled a seven point strategic direction for women football development appealed to the state to consider rendering financial support to the women national team as the national soccer governing body embarked on transforming the game nationwide.

The seminar closes on Thursday. It is expected to come up with a new strategy to enhance women football development and will cover areas such as sponsorship, marketing, communications and grassroots, youth development and national league development.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Sports Talk



Neil Tovey
Baxter’s men on the ball
Kaizer Chiefs’ 15-match winning streak may have ended but they remain the team to beat in the PSL.

Chima Emmanuel Aguma
Mata can't replace Rooney
Manchester United started the first of three crucial Premier League games against West Brom (away),...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Rodgers must focus on the league
Many footballers arriving in the Barclays Premier League have been warned of second-season syndrome.

Sunday Oliseh
Dortmund's winning formula is killing it
I sat in Signal Iduna Park to watch Dortmund over-run Arsenal and wondered, how long will it take...

John Dykes
A Gooner or a gonner?
An International Break can do funny things to the mind. Mine, for instance was heavily engaged this...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Why can’t soccer be like rugby?
Sport is supposed to be sport; something we all do for the love of it, for recreational purposes,...