Ngezi Platinum Stars empower the girl child

25 Feb, 2024 - 00:02 0 Views
Ngezi Platinum Stars empower the girl child

Fungai Muderere, Senior Sports Reporter

DEFENDING Castle Lager Premier Soccer League champions Ngezi Platinum Stars have established a women’s side, a development in line with FIFA Club Licensing requirements.

The team is called Ngezi Platinum Queens.  Club licensing is a key element in promoting the professionalisation of football all over the world. The system uses principles-based criteria and sets minimum standards that clubs must satisfy in order to be licensed and, consequently, be able to participate in a given competition.

The FIFA Professional Football Department provides support and assistance to confederations and member associations to establish and improve the respective systems in place around the world.

 “Ngezi Platinum Stars is pleased to announce the registration of Ngezi Platinum Queens Football Club with the Northern Region Women’s League, a development that is in line with the club’s sustainable growth ambitions, empowerment of the girl child and in pursuit of the fulfilment of the club licensing requirements,” said Ngezi Platinum through their communications department.

The league champions said they are in the process of recruiting coaches who will take charge of their new outfit.

“The process of assembling the technical team which will be tasked with talent identification is going-on. This process should be complete by the end of March when the Northern Region Women’s League season kicks off. In the long-term, Ngezi Platinum Stars is focused on building a total sporting club with significant  presence in most sporting codes in Zimbabwe. Developing women’s football is not just about achieving quality, it is about tapping into a pool of untapped talent and inspiring future generations of young girls to dream big, break barriers and shatter stereotypes,” said Ngezi.

The Mhondoro based outfit will be the country’s representatives in the 2024-2025 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League scheduled to start later on this year. According to CAF, to compete in the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup, all clubs must have an active women’s team participating in a sanctioned competition by their respective Football Association, in accordance with Article 27 of the CAF Men’s Club Licensing Regulations, which came into full effect in July 2022.-@FungaiMuderere

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