Eswatini one of few countries with active women’s league - Bomber
–Eswatini Football Association President Adam ‘Bomber’ Mthethwa has described the country as one of the few countries with an active women’s league.
He said this during the closing ceremony of the FIFA Women’s Football Coaching course that was held at EFA Technical Centre in Lobamba. During his remarks, the president revealed that there were few if any countries within the African continent that have a full time league.
“We are committed to women’s football in Eswatini,” said the football chief.
He added that the association was independently run and was a sub-set of the EFA.
“The women league is independent in that it has its own board that runs the organisation. They are only affiliated to the EFA like other football bodies within the country,” said the president.
Mthethwa applauded all the participants of the women’s football training course, encouraging them to take advantage of the women’s league to learn more.
“We hope as the EFA that you will use all the experience and knowledge you gained here to improve the women league. This is a great way to learn the ropes as you grow within the coaching profession,” he added.
Meanwhile, FIFA instructor Jacqueline
Shipanga said she was impressed with the attendees, giving raving remarks on their performance. “Mr President I can assure you that the future of women football is safe in the hands of this group. They all passed with flying colours and were eager to learn,” said Shipanga.
She applauded EFA for being brave in its campaign to improve women football.
“There are few countries like the president said with a competitive women’s league. I like to thank and applaud your association for ensuring that the sport improves,” said the instructor. There were 23 participants that took part in the week long course. Eight of the participants were women who included Sitsebe SaMhlekazi head coach Fisiwe Hlophe.
NOTED: Eswatini Football Association President Adam ‘Bomber’ Mthethwa.