Titled ‘Empowerment of Females in Sport’ the indoor football event will be launched at Eastwood Primary School hall on Saturday, 26 April 2014.
In addition to the establishment of the National Futsal League, SAIFA is in the process of expanding women’s involvement in FUTSAL across the country as they look to empower women through sport.
The National Futsal League, launched in 2013 with the help of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Legacy funding, has seen 10 provincial teams compete on a weekly basis, something that has strengthened indoor football in the country and produced national team players.
Ebrahim Hossen, the Secretary General of the SAIFA said this initiative is a valiant step in the development plan and getting women actively involved in FUTSAL.
“The upcoming FUTSAL event is part of SAIFA’s development plan that will be launched in primary schools and high schools. As FUTSAL is not yet a wholly widespread sport, it is slowly coming up in the ranks.
“The inter-school matches and tournaments will help accelerate its popularity. We have linked the event with South Africa 20 years of Democracy celebrations. This is in line with SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan’s guiding principle of empowering women as critical role players in our football,” said Hossen.
The event will be attended by SAFA National Executive Committee members from KwaZulu Natal as well as representatives from the government.