Chioniso Mashakada, Sports Reporter
Young Mighty Warriors coach Rosemary Mugadza says she welcomes CAF’s decision to cancel 2020 AWCON
The Confederation announced on Tuesday that this year’s continental women’s tournament is no longer taking place and increased the number of competing teams from eight to twelve, also there will Women Champions League in 2021.
“The cancellation of the AWCON is a blessing in disguise to us.
“Our league was supposed to start in April but it didn’t because of Covid-19 and we don’t even know when it will resume, so the cancellation will give the coaches enough time to select the best team and prepare for the qualifiers. A team is selected based on performance, I’m sure when we are going to play the qualifiers our girls will be back in action.”
On the Champions League Mugadza believes that it’s a good intiative which can improve women football on the continent,
“The champions league issue is a good development for women football in the continent, I believe it will improve the standard of football especially when teams qualify for World Cup and also to market our players and also hoping that it will attract sponsorship for the local league and clubs. There will be more competition in the league as everyone will be playing to showcase their talent at a continental stage.
“We have talent in the country, we have the teams that can compete with any team , we just need sponsorship.” she said.