Former Green Eagles captain and former Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu on Monday urged the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to introduce a Champions League for the continent’s women footballers.
Chukwu told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja that the league was vital to improving women football in Africa at the club level in particular.
“If CAF introduces a club championship cup competition for women, it will be very nice for women football development in Africa.”
The former Super Eagles coach however advised multi-national companies to be prepared to sponsor the league in order to make it successful.
CAF has a Champions League for male clubs, and it is an annual continental club football competition for the top club sides from Africa’s football leagues.
Winners of premier league competitions in member-countries qualify to partake in this competition, which is the premier club football competition on the continent and the equivalent of the UEFA Champions League.
Chukwu congratulated the Super Falcons for their ninth African Women Cup of Nations title and noted that the victory was an advantage to Nigerian football.