Cameroon and Stade De Reims defender Easther Mayi Kith has heaped praises on the Confederation of African Football CAF, following the success of the maiden Women’s Champions League competition.
The women’s champions league which was held in Egypt saw eight teams participate between the 5th of November to 19th November 2002.
Esther who plies her trade in France appreciated CAF for initiating the women’s version of the competition.
“I saw the CAF Women’s Champions League, it’s really good for African football,” She said to OJBSPORT.
“We have a lot of young and talented girls in Africa that don’t have same opportunities like we have in Europe. Having such tournaments will help develop the game.”
“It will also serve as motivation for the younger girls that football is not only a Men’s sports but also Women’s sports. It will encourage a lot of young girls to pursue football”
Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa defeated Hasaacas Ladies of Ghana by 2-0 in the final, to clinch the trophy which adds to the men’s team achievement of wining CAF Men’s Champions League in 2016.
The 24-year-old is optimistic that her club side, Stade De Reims, will finish strong in the Division One Arkema league, despite their recent results.
“We will continue to work hard, get the few points when we can and of course stay in the Division One. We are really working on playing good football and winning points.” She concluded.
Easther was born in Quebec, Canada. She represented Canada at the 2013 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship and the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
She made the one time switch to represent Cameroon in 2019, she is eligible to represent the Lioness’ through her parents, who are both Cameroonians. She made her debut in a 4-0 defeat to Spain on May 17, 2019.