Incoming National Coach Monika Staab says the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is establishing women’s football in a serious way.
Staab said, the responsible officials in the football federation are women who have something to say.
Staab is to takes over as coach of the first Saudi women’s national team on Wednesday.
The 62-year-old is a former Bundesliga coach who has worked in Bahrain and Qatar.
She said the Saudi Football Federation is firmly behind the project it’s not that they’re just allowing it to happen.
The German trainer will have to build the national team from scratch.
Women’s football was banned in Saudi Arabia until a few years ago, and the first championship started in November.
When Staab trained coaches in the kingdom in 2020, she was pleasantly surprised by the potential of the players.
Saudi Arabians live according to a particularly conservative interpretation of Islam that curtails women’s rights.