AFC Women's Football Day celebrated across the Continent
Kuala Lumpur: Inspired by the International Women’s Day, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) along with its Member Associations (MA) in Asia celebrated the sixth AFC Women’s Football Day by organising various football activities across the Continent in March.
Kuala Lumpur: Inspired by the International Women’s Day, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) along with 30 Member Associations (MA) in Asia celebrated the sixth AFC Women’s Football Day by organising various football activities across the Continent in March.
AFC aims to strengthen Women’s Football with data-driven approach
Kuala Lumpur: Following the successful staging of the historic Women's Club Championship 2019 - FIFA/AFC Pilot Tournament in the Korea Republic, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has commenced an extensive survey exercise among its 47 Member Associations (MAs) to better understand the current status of women’s domestic club competitions.
Led by the AFC Competitions and Football Events Division, the survey includes five sections with 62 questions, encompassing the general information of domestic women’s leagues and clubs, administration details, youth development, inter management systems, promotion and commercial situations.
The rise of Asian women’s football – on and off the pitch
Kuala Lumpur: As the world marks International Women’s Day on Sunday, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) continues to celebrate the contributions of women involved in the sport - and the future of Asian women’s football looks brighter than ever.
The AFC remains committed to encourage more women to work in football and the results have been overwhelming - with four women currently in the AFC Executive Committee - while six Member Associations (MA) have appointed women General Secretaries.
Jogyakarta: Tugiyati Cindy shares her amazing story of how she defied all odds and broke through barriers to achieve her dreams of representing the Indonesian national team in the latest episode of the AFC’s It’s My Game feature.
Cindy hails from a village in Gunung (Mountain) Kidul, located southeast of Jogyakarta, Indonesia, and it was in her village that she discovered the joys of playing football despite receiving strong opposition from her brother.
“I loved football the moment I joined my brother when he played the sport in primary school. In the beginning, he did not allow me to play football but asked me to cook instead because it was a rough sport. I cried then,” she recalled.
India recommended as host for AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022
Kuala Lumpur: India has been recommended as the first South Asian hosts for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 by the AFC Women’s Football Committee which met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia today as part of the AFC’s commitment to grow the women’s game.
It was felt that India, who will also have the experience of hosting the FIFA Women’s Under-17 World Cup later this year, was best placed among the three bidders – Chinese Taipei and Uzbekistan were the other competing candidates – to maximise the promotion of the women’s game.
The stadiums proposed by India – D Y Patil Stadium and Trans Stadia Arena – are also being used in the FIFA tournament. India was the host of the AFC Under-16 Championships in 2016 and the FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017 and the Committee agreed the country could continue raising the standards of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup.
Amman: "This is the most difficult moment in our lives. We never imagined we’d be here, but to end our career on the same day is some consolation. Bringing the curtain down on your playing days is truly difficult."
This was how three members of the Jordanian national team, captain Stephanie Al Naber, and her teammates Yasmeen Khair and Shorouq Shazly, summed up their feelings on officially retiring.
The trio decided to hang up their boots after illustrious careers going back to 2005, when the Jordanian women’s national team was created.