In the early 1990s, women’s football in Africa was still in its infancy. The most popular sport on the continent was just beginning to interest young girls and some do not hesitate to defy social taboos to practice a discipline that is still very “masculine”. This audacity will bring a breath of fresh air that will forever change the history of African football.
From 1998, which marks the year of the first edition of the TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, to date, things have changed.
On the eve of the kick-off of the 12th edition of this great event, the Chairperson of CAF Women’s Football Organizing Committee, Kanizat Ibrahim, will put CAF’s women’s football development strategy on full display. She presents the values of the most popular sport on the continent, its role in the advancement of African women and the means implemented by CAF to ensure that women’s football reaches the highest standards.
This is an interview done by CAFOnline.com.
Frederick Marfo is a sportswriter and social worker well known for his advocacy for equal chances and rights for all athletes, especially those with disabilities.