The first women’s football FIFA Com-Unity seminar to take place in Zambia opened in Lusaka on Monday 18 February 2013. The Football Association of Zambia and the government outlined new policy proposals and challenged stakeholders to ensure that the women’s game overcomes existing challenges and becomes a viable source of livelihood for females.
The youth and sports deputy minister, Stephen Masumba, declared the seminar at the Cresta Golfview Hotel officially open with a reminder to delegates that the government would keenly follow the 3-day proceedings and plans formulated at the end of the programme.
Among the NGOs invited were: Breakthrough Chiparamba Sports Academy, Bauleni United Sports Academy, Kalim Sports Council, LifeSkills Development Foundation, Sport In Action and NOWSPAR. The mentioned organisations are active members of the Sport for Social Change Network Zambia Chapter.
The seminar closed on 21 February with key resolutions made to develop women’s football. These included: