Kumba Girls League
Women’s soccer is on the rise – world wide – and Cameroon is no exception. In 2012, the Cameroon Women’s National Team qualified for the London Olympics for the first time in their history and most recently now for the Women’s World Cup in Canada in 2014. Now more than ever, girls across the country are enjoying the game, proving that “football truly is like religion in Cameroon.”
In 2014, we launched our first-ever girls league which involved four teams in Kumba. The excitement around this event has encouraged us to continue with the league in 2015. We learned a lot about the girls who play and look forward to creating an environment which is supportive to them as players and as young women trying to succeed in a challenging atmosphere.