The Confederation of African Football CAF, for the very first time in history, declared financial and technical support for Nigeria’s Female team and three other African representatives in the forthcoming FIFA Women’s World in Canada and Australia.
A message disclosed by the CAF on their website signed by the President, Dr. Patrice Motsepe read:
“Nigeria, Zambia, Morocco, and South Africa are the African nations that have qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia & New Zealand in 2023.
For the first time in the history of African Women’s football, CAF is contributing and assisting these nations with financial and technical support.
The partnership between CAF and FIFA (the FIFA-CAF Refereeing “Star” Project) on training and improving African referees is making good progress and will improve the quality, respect, and credibility of African referees on the Continent and globally. 20 male referees and 5 female referees are currently being trained and will be employed in terms of this partnership.
CAF has invested USD 550 000 to introduce VAR and various training courses for VAR operators in each CAF Zonal Union and is also in the process of establishing VAR trainicentersres (“VAR Hubs”) in the CAF Zonal Unions.”
The Super Falcons will play in their 9th FIFA Women’s World, a record for the most appearances by an African country.