We’ve got good news for budding female footballers in Malaysia!
Liga Bolasepak Rakyat (LBR) have announced their decision to branch out and organize a brand new league for women’s football, beginning next year.
Football Association of Malaysia’s (FAM) Deputy President, Datuk Seri Afandi Hamzah claims the efficacy of LBR would allow Malaysia to develop better female players – which fits FIFA’s desire to develop women’s football on a global scale.
“FAM have agreed that beginning next year, LBR will organise an all-women football league. We hope it’ll help Malaysia unearth talented players to represent the country on the international stage.
“As we all know, the SEA Games is happening next year. As the host nation, we’re preparing four teams – a men’s football team, a women’s football team, a men’s futsal team as well as a women’s futsal team,” he was quoted as saying by Kosmo!
Liga Bolasepak Rakyat was established in 2015 and it’s effectively the fourth tier of Malaysian football. A total of 111 districts from all over the country participated in its inaugural 2015-2016 season, with Kuching triumphing over Padang Besar in the final.
Once the women’s league is established next year, it will become the second platform of development for female footballers in Malaysia, alongside the Tun Sharifah Rodziah Cup.