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FIFA Chief of Women’s Football conducts status visit


FIFA Chief of Women’s Football Mrs. Sarai Bareman has on Tuesday August 27, 2019, met Football Kenya Federation’s Women Development desk in a status visit ahead of the second phase of the FIFA Pilot Project for Women Football Development.

The project came after Kenya was selected as the first African nation to pilot FIFA’s new women football development program where the World Governing Body aims to reach 60 million female players by 2026.

“I am here in Kenya to meet the General Secretary as well as the women football development team to check on the women football project we have implemented, to see how it is going and see how FIFA can support,” said Mrs Bareman.

“There is a great opportunity for the national (women) team in Kenya to be performing at a high level. One way we can achieve that is by starting right from the grass root level,”

“We (FIFA) introduced a pilot project in Kenya which is focused on first building capacity around women football and now we are entering into the second phase which is to register more (female) players and also introduce competitions,” added the FIFA Chief of Women’s Football.

FKF undertook Coaching Courses and Referees Training for former and current women footballers late last year, as well as a leadership and governance workshop for elected women representatives in January 2019 in the first phase of the project.

A girls’ youth festival is in the pipeline in the next phase this year and it is for this reason that Mrs Bareman paid Kenya a visit.