- CAF Vihiga Queens’ head Coach Alex Alumira has set his eyes on the newly-formed Africa Women’s Champions League set for next following years of dominance in the Football Kenya Federation Women’s Premier League.
Africa’s football ruling body took a bold step to ensure the growth of women’s game by creating a women’s club event which is set to kick off in 2021. This move has created a huge excitement across the continent triggering positive reactions from stakeholders.
Alumira stated that the launch of the club competition for the women’s game which was approved by the CAF Executive Meeting on June 30, will be an interesting challenge for his team having won the local title for four consecutive years.
“Since we joined the league in 2016, we only lost against Thika United and finished second that year, our position ever,” Alumira affirmed.
“We are likely to have a Women’s Champions League as from 2021 and this will provide experience for me as a coach and my players too.” He added.
The vihiga Queen’s boss praised his squads recognizing the fact that the girls have never let him down and have set a great performance record despite various challenges in the club.
“Payments and transport has been a major blow to the team. We are paid by the county government and most of the time it receives its share from the national government late,” the coach said.
Another challenge as stated by the Queen’s coach is that his team has been sharing a bus Vihiga United and it is challenging when away matches fall on the same day. In such an occasion’s alternatives have to be sought which is a financially constraining and time-consuming process.
Caf intends to ensure that the Women’s Champions League sees women clubs across the continent compete in the prestigious continental tournament, equivalent to that of the males.