The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) yesterday launched the women football strategy in Nairobi, in a bid to realise the full potential that exists within women’s football.
The launch brought stakeholders of women’s football together.
Doreen Nabwire, the head of Women Football at the federation explained what the strategy will entail.
According to Nabwire, who was the first woman in Kenya to play professional football, the strategy is aimed at developing five key pillars namely; grassroots and youth football, leagues and competitions/club licensing, national teams and centers of excellence, capacity building, marketing and branding of women football.
“Looking from where we are coming from and the challenges we have had in women football, I can say this is a very bold step that looks to ensure that every talent across the country is tapped. We want to create opportunities for every child through the grassroots programme,” said Nabwire.
According to the FKF president Nick Mwendwa who was also present, the strategy will help Harambee Starlets achieve the dream of playing in the World Cup either in 2023 or 2027.
“Through this strategy, we hope to exploit, grow and develop the Women’s game and guide Kenya’s vision of qualifying for the Women’s World Cup for the first time ever,” said Mwendwa.