FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura has said her trip to Kenya is about shining the spotlight on the Women’s game in Africa.

She spoke after watching Vihiga Queens earn a ticket to represent the CECAFA region in the newly formed CAF Women’s Champions League that will be hosted in Egypt, later this year,  after beating Ethiopia’s CBE FC 2-1 in the zonal qualifiers.

“I am here with FIFA Head of Women’s Football Sarai Bareman to show our commitment to the growth and development of the Women’s game,” said FIFA SG Ms. Fatma Samoura.

She continued to say,” Women love football in Africa and this tournament is about taking the level of competition to greater heights.”

Ms. Samoura says the women’s game in Africa has great potential.

“Women’s football in Africa is growing and growing fast. From what I have seen here you can tell that there is investment going into the game with clubs and what we are doing as FIFA is supporting that. ”

FIFA has dedicated 1.5 Billion dollars to help advance the women’s game up to the year 2022 and seeks to register 60 million players by 2026.

She also commented on the state of the women’s game in Kenya.

“Congratulations on the women’s game in Kenya. You have a very active president and I hope to see you at the World Cup in 2023.”

FIFA Secretary General Ms. Fatma Samoura departed the country on Friday, September 10, 2021, after concluding her two-day visit.