The Spanish La Liga organization will start a grassroots football development in South Africa and the greater African continent.
La Liga is expanding its reach, and it’s doing it so not only by playing more matches outside of Spain but also by starting grassroots projects.
“We are delighted to partner with La Liga, to help promote women’s football in Nelson Mandela Bay, and provide players with the opportunity to showcase their talent through the Safa Nelson Mandela Bay Women’s Month Regional Tournament,” Frans Mbidi, vice-president of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) told Goal.
“Cosafa shares LaLiga’s desire to leave a legacy wherever we go, and along with the 2019 Cosafa Women’s Championship and Cosafa Women’s Under-20 Championship, this will be another way that we can leave lasting memories for the local communities.”
Antonio Barradas, La Liga Managing Director in South Africa, commented: “La Liga, is a regular partner of the South Africa Football Association (Safa), and working with Cosafa is proving to be similarly exciting and rewarding.”
“We hope to continue the fruitful relationship, and see efforts spread to other Southern African nations under the Cosafa umbrella; perhaps even other football associations in Africa.”