KFA to announce national women’s football team

Kuwait’s women in blue

Fatima Hayat, Chairman and Board Member of Women’s Committee at KFA. Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat

KUWAIT: The women’s committee of Kuwait Football Association (KFA) will announce tomorrow the official women’s national team, which is expected to start playing from late November or mid-January. During a forum titled “It’s Time for the Women in Blue” on Tuesday at KFA’s headquarters, chairperson and board member of the women’s committee Fatima Hayat said this is the first step to achieve the dream of Kuwaiti girls to wear the blue jersey.

With the support of the board of directors, Hayat is working to develop a clear and realistic plan that can be applied to develop women’s football and choose a technical committee with a clear goal of forming a football team. She announced that tomorrow will see the selection of the best players to join the Kuwaiti women’s national team.

Noura Al-Sabah, Vice-Chairman of the Women’s Committee of KFA – Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat

Noura Al-Sabah, vice-chairperson of the women’s committee of KFA, expressed her happiness to see the national women’s team becoming a reality. “We started to implement the plan to succeed and prove ourselves as players, and we will be able to represent Kuwait internationally,” she said. She noted that the committee contracted Futsal coach Shehrazad Muzaffar a few days ago to lead the women’s football team, along with football coach Ali Al-Dhahi and athletic trainer Dalal Al-Rowaished, pointing out that the committee will organize an awareness and media campaign to educate the public on the importance of women’s participation in sports and football.

“The football program will include a youth training center for national teams, hiring coaches and administrative personnel and organizing grassroots festivals. Also, we will organize boot camps for both the U-15 and U-17 ladies teams and hold regional friendly matches. We aim to host and participate in the AFC Futsal 2020 championship,” Noura added. “Our next steps are visiting the Bahrain FA and participate in a Futsal coaching course (AFC Level 1). Our supporting partners are FIFA, AFC and the Public Authority for Sport,” she revealed.

The forum discussed the future of women’s football in Kuwait in the next four years and how to participate in the first official women’s football league. The event was attended by all members of the women’s committee and a number of football players and coaches.

By Faten Omar

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