The Saudi Football Association is hosting the international women’s friendly tournament, with the participation of 4 women’s teams: Pakistan, Comoros, and Mauritius, in addition to our hosted national team. The Eastern Region will host the championship during the period from January 11-19, as the matches will be held at Prince Saud bin Jalawi Stadium in Al-Khobar.
Hosting the tournament is part of the goals of the Women’s Football Department of the Saudi Football Association to develop the first team, which was launched last year, and during the last period it participated in many camps and friendly matches.
Women’s football in Saudi Arabia
For her part, Lamia bin Bahian, a member of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Football Association and general supervisor of women’s football management, said, “Women’s football in Saudi Arabia has witnessed great leaps recently, through the development of local competitions and regional training centers for girls, which contributes to the discovery of new talents.” Be the nucleus of a strong team over the next few years.”
She added that the Saudi Federation harnesses all capabilities to develop women’s football, especially as it is among the pillars of the strategy to transform Saudi football, which was launched last year.
Bin Bahian added that the international friendly tournament aims to increase friction for the national team players before entering the future official tournaments.