A Kaizer Chiefs official has been recognised with an invitation from CAF to a major continental football workshop.
Chiefs marketing director Jessica Motaung is currently at CAF headquarters in Cairo, where she is joined by fellow South Africans Fran Hilton-Smith and Natasha Tsichlas as well as 20 others as part of a task force to identify and discuss ways to improve various aspects around women’s football in Africa.
“It is important that we have an effective plan to help develop the game and make it accessible to girls, and women across the country,” Motaung told her club’s website.
“There are several challenges that face the women’s game in Africa, but we will be looking at coming up with a plan to make the game more inclusive for all women across the continent.
“Not just in a playing sense but in other areas such as administration, technical, coaching and refereeing. We need to inspire and give assistance to our girls and women to achieve their football dreams.”
The two day workshop has seen inputs from various personalities, and Motaung says not only has strategizing taken place but also learning, which she hopes to use to impact the women’s game through Amakhosi.
“There have been a number of great views and points shared and we have absorbed a lot. I do feel that, as a club, Kaizer Chiefs can help in the development of the women’s game – we are currently looking at ways in which we can,” she added.
“We have also looked at ways to make the women’s game more financially and commercially stronger on the continent.
“There needs to be a plan to help female footballers in Africa to become stronger in an economic sense, it is crucial to be able to come up with ways for them do this and help plot the path forward.”