Riyadh: A women-only football league has been launched officially in Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA) inaugurated the Women’s Football League (WFL) which will engage female players aged 17 and above.
The championship will be played in the first phase in three cities for the first season — Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam with the potential for more depending on registrations.
Prizes worth SR500,000 have been allocated for the WFL, which involves preliminary rounds in each area to establish regional champions, said Saudi Football Federation executive director Shaima bint Saleh AlHusaini.
The teams will then go on to a knockout stage, the WFL Champions Cup, to determine the national champion of Saudi Arabia with the final match date to be announced later in the season.