Nabwire appointed to FIFA advisory group

Nabwire appointed to FIFA advisory group

Nabwire said, “It’s a big honor for me and for Kenya to be invited to this Technical Advisory Group. I get to share the experience of Women’s football in Kenya and contribute to important conversations about the future of the game at a global level. For me this is also a reflection of the work we are doing locally with the league and the national teams.”

Doreen Nabwire

Former Kenyan international Doreen Nabwire is among 21 eminent football personalities appointed to the FIFA Technical Advisory Group (TAG).

Commenting on the appointment, Nabwire said, “It’s a big honor for me and for Kenya to be invited to this Technical Advisory Group. I get to share the experience of Women’s football in Kenya and contribute to important conversations about the future of the game at a global level. For me this is also a reflection of the work we are doing locally with the league and the national teams.”

She holds the distinction of being the first Kenyan woman to play professionally in Europe, featuring for Dutch side FC Zwolle as well as German clubs Werder Bremen and FC Koln before a leg injury cut short her career.

Her younger brother, Eric Johanna Omondi has been capped 23 times by Kenya and currently plays his club football in the Swedish second tier for Jönköpings Södra.

The TAG headed by USA Women’s Head Coach Jill Ellis, and which comprises players, coaches, referees, administrators, sports scientists and executives featuring representation from each of the six continental confederations, held its second meeting on Friday 15 October 2021.

The TAG seeks to focus on growth and advancement of women’s football through competitive balance, increased opportunities for underserved nations, a FIFA Women’s Club World Cup, increased visibility and participation, FIFA international windows, prize money and the possibility of staging a biennial FIFA Women’s World Cup.

List of women’s TAG participants

  • Deyna Castellanos (VEN) - Current player

  • Desiree Ellis (RSA) - National team coach

  • Laura Georges (FRA) – Administrator / former player

  • Emma Hayes (ENG) - Club coach

  • Lindsey Horan (USA) - Current player

  • Karina LeBlanc (CAN) - Former player

  • Kristine Lilly (USA) - Former player

  • Alex Morgan (USA) - Current player

  • Doreen Nabwire (KEN) - Administrator

  • Asisat Oshoala (NGA) - Current player

  • Mark Parsons (ENG) - Club coach

  • Ricardo Rambo (BRA) - National team coach

  • Wendie Renard (FRA) - Current player

  • Ali Riley (NZL) - Current player

  • Lotta Schelin (SWE) - Former player

  • Dawn Scott (ENG) - Sports scientist

  • Kelly Smith (ENG) - Former player

  • Bibiana Steinhaus-Webb (GER) - Referee

  • Pia Sundhage (SWE) - National team coach

  • Jorge Vilda (ESP) - National team coach

  • Sun Wen (CHN) - Former player

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