By MICHAEL MIYOBA
THE Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) says lack of sponsorship is hindering the establishment of a national women’s league.
In an interview, FAZ general secretary Adrian Kashala said the association proposed for the establishment of a national league which some club owners refused because of lack of resources to move from one province to the other to fulfill fixtures.
Kashala said FAZ has however restricted the women’s league to four provinces where clubs find it easy to fulfill fixtures.
He said a new provincial league for women was recently launched in Eastern Province to facilitate the growth of women’s football in the region.
“For us we don’t have a problem coming up with a national league for the women but the challenge is the sponsorship from club owners that is why for now we have restricted the women’s league to provinces.
Kashala is however hopeful that the good performance of the under-20 and the senior women’s team at the 2019 COSAFA Women championship where both teams reached the finals, will motivate sponsors to come on board and support the growth of women’s football in Zambia.
“I think with time we will be able to get there, it is just a matter of sponsorship. If we had the sponsorship we could have had the national women’s league up and running but with the good performance of the girls at the COSAFA, I think this should be able to motivate the sponsors,” Kashala said.