RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s first Women’s Football League match was opened right here on Tuesday, with 24 groups throughout Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam competing for a championship cup, and a $133,000 money prize.
After Saudi girls have been allowed to observe soccer in a stadium, they’re now being inspired to play the sport in grounds.
Saudi Arabia opened its stadiums to girls soccer supporters in January, 2018, however that is the primary time they’ve been allowed to compete in a match.
Abdullah Alyami, Saudi soccer coach and sports activities reporter, termed the competitors a “positive step,” and stated he expects many extra girls to take part in future tournaments.
“This is a very happy day for all athletes, be they male or female. And based on what we’ve seen, and how beloved the sport of football is all over the Kingdom, I believe we will see many more of our sisters getting involved in professional sports,” he stated.
The match was on account of begin in March however it was delayed as a result of coronavirus pandemic.