Spotlight Sports Desk
Recently a team comprising UEFA delegation visited Cameron for the program aimed at assisting footballers into in the Afro World.
The remarks to assist women’s football were made by Hesterine De Reus Former Netherlands International who coached national teams for Jordan and Australia.
During the Central African expedition she said she UEFA wants investment in women’s football in Cameron to match the fans passion for the sport.
“We’ve (Uefa) analyzed the situation and spoken with Fecafoot about the next steps,” she said.
“We’re going to help with coaching education, the youth league and talent development plan by providing technical support in all these areas.”
She went on commend the football talent Cameron has and saw it as a great advantage for the development of women’s sport.
“The passion for women’s football in Cameroon is surreal,” she enthused.
“Football is in the genes of Cameroonians and they play everywhere but I feel at youth level it has to be better organized.
“There are a lot of young talented players here but there is a need for more investment. If it is well organized, we can easily identify the young talented players and create more opportunities for them to further develop.
“Women’s football is developing very fast on an international level and if Cameroon have the ambition to continuously qualify for the world cup, we need to start building the structures.”
During her time in Cameroon De Reus spent time with stakeholders in women’s football and also held talks with players.
Despite Cameroon having impressed at the global stage with round 16 spots in the 2015 and 2019 world cups, there is a growing belief that women’s football at grassroots levels is being ignored.
The Indomitable Lionesses have cemented their status as a continental heavyweight but the domestic championship is played in poor conditions.
In 2019, the country launched the Women’s Professional Football League to run a championship but financial troubles and poor playing conditions saw fixtures suspended for weeks at a time