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Women League: FKF to set up first ever Kenya women’s domestic cup

Thirty two teams will be battling out for the recent announced first ever Kenya women’s domestic cup this year.

The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) in regards to being chosen by FIFA to pilot the first phase of the world football governing body’s new Women’s Development Program has come with good tidings for the local game, as the federation is considering the possibility of rolling out a first ever women’s domestic cup tournament equivalent to the GOtv Shield competition.

The tournament is scheduled to commence at the 32 round stage with participating clubs derived from the Women’s Premier League (WPL) as well as the second tier Division One.

The idea which has not been rubber stumped yet was conceived by the competitions department of the federation and will be discussed further by the federation’s women’s committee before it can come to fruition.

FIFA intends to foster growth in the women’s game and aims to reach 60 million female players by 2026. The program will see FIFA through a technical expert assess the current leagues and competitions as well as offer support for new and improved tournaments.

Kenya was chosen due to the country’s strong football foundation towards the women’s game which has seen a functioning football league structure as well as considerable success with the national Harambee Starlets team.

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