SportsAfrica – Op-Ed Published by CFK Africa Executive Director Jeffrey Okoro on the Power of Women’s Soccer

“As the Women’s World Cup came to a close, it wasn’t just Spain that was celebrating. Girls and young women everywhere were watching and learning a powerful lesson.

The Spanish team’s win — its first ever — was celebrated around the world as a milestone for a country where women had to play on underground teams as recently as the 1970s because soccer was considered just for men.

Beyond the recent headlines, however, the Women’s World Cup serves an even more important role in helping connect at-risk girls and young women with mentors, serving as an entry point to education, and even helping them overcome deeply rooted ethnic divisions like here in Kenya.”

Read the full op-ed by CFK Africa’s Executive Director, Jeffrey Okoro, on SportsAfrica.

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