2016-17 National Women’s League winners Ampem Darkoa Ladies is one of the two clubs from Africa that might compete in the first of its kind FIFA Women’s Club World Cup.
At the FIFA Executive Summit in Muscat, Oman last week the idea of a FIFA Women’s Club World Cup tournament was tabled.
The maiden global showpiece is envisioned to comprise 16 teams: six from Europe, four from North/South America, four from Asia/Oceania and two from Africa.
One of the qualification methods proposed is the champions of the two top-ranked nations in a confederation qualifying.
Currently, the two highest ranked African nationsare Nigeria and Ghana whose reigning champions are Nasarawa Amazons and Ampem Darkoa, respectively.
The proposal comes at a time when club football in Africa is on the rise.
Nigeria Women’s Premier League (NWPL) recently partnering with La Liga.
In Ghana, the Sanford World Clinic has partnered with the Ghana Football Association to sponsor the Women’s FA Cup.
Down south, Sasol has extended its sponsorship of the South African SASOL League and national women’s team to 2021.
In East Africa, Serengeti Breweries has joined Azam Media as leading sponsors of the Tanzania Women’s Premier League.
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