Saudi Arabia launches women’s football league


Saudi Arabia, 26 February 2020 -Sport Reporter:

Saudi sports authorities have launched a women’s football league, the latest extravaganza in the kingdom.

The first season of the SR500,000 ($133,000) league for women over 17 will be staged in the cities of Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam, the government-run Saudi Sports for All Federation.

“The launch of the (league) bolsters women’s participation in sports at the community level and could generate extended recognition for ladies’s sports achievements,” the federation stated.

The country is now looking to enhance ladies’s participation in sports activities.

Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence has introduced a series of reforms which includes allowing live shows, reopening cinemas, and lifting a prohibition on women driving as part of a modernisation drive.