Argentina to start Women’s Professional League

UAI Urquiza hold aloft last season’s Championship trophy. (Photo: conmebol.com)

The Argentine Football Association announced on Saturday that they are introducing a Women’s Professional League which will begin this June.

The official launch of the Professional Women’s Football League took place at the AFA headquarters, where President Claudio Tapia signed the historic agreement with the General Secretary of Argentine Football Players, Sergio Marchi.

The event was attended by club presidents and captains from the sixteen-strong semi-pro Women’s Football Championship.

Tapia said: “We are going to keep working to develop women’s football in all provinces.

“We are going to create a federal cup that will be called Football in Evolution that is going to be similar to the Argentine Cup.”

The AFA is also planning a high performance centre in Buenos Aires.

While interested teams have been give sixty days to register a minimum of eight players each on professional contracts, the current competition continues with Racing Club leading Boca Juniors in one group and reigning champions UAI Urquiza top ahead of River Plate in the other.