Nigerien national soccer team of women
|Association||Federation of Nigerien Football|
|FIFA rank||. (Points)
(as of August 14, 2020)
First international Burkina Faso 10-0 Niger ( Ouagadougou , Burkina Faso ; September 2, 2007 )
Biggest defeat Burkina Faso 10-0 Niger ( Ouagadougou , Burkina Faso ; September 2, 2007 )
|(As of June 19, 2013)|
The Nigerien national soccer team represents Niger in international women's soccer . The team only took part in two FIFA- recognized games in 2007 , each of which was defeated by the Burkinabe national soccer team . The Nigerien U-19 women's national team should have participated in the 2002 African U-19 championship in women's football, but backed off before the start of the game. Women's sport in Africa faces certain problems that also apply to the situation in Niger.
Background and development
The early development of women's sport at the time when the colonial powers brought soccer to the continent was limited by the tendency of the colonists to adopt patriarchal attitudes towards the participation of women in sport, and in the process encountered local cultures that already had similar concepts resided. The deficits in the later development of the national team on a broad international level can be traced back to several factors which are symptomatic of all African teams. These include, in particular, restricted access to schooling, widespread poverty among women and the deep-seated inequality in a society that occasionally allows women-specific human rights violations. Women soccer players whose talents are developed to excellence tend to leave the country and look for better opportunities abroad. Money also plays a role across Africa, with financial investments usually being made by FIFA and not by national football associations. The future success of women's football in Africa depends on improving the infrastructure and ensuring that women have access to it.
The Fédération Nigérienne de Football , the Nigerien football association, was founded in 1967 and incorporated into FIFA in the same year. The country's FIFA abbreviation is NIG. The national federation does not have a full-time employee dedicated to women's sports and there are no practical or theoretical provisions specific to women's football.
In 2009 there was no funding program specifically dedicated to women's football, although football is one of the most popular sports in the country. However, basketball is the most popular national sport among women. In 2006, not a single female soccer player or women's soccer club was registered in Niger. The African Union of Broadcasting and Supersport International acquired the radio rights for the 2011 Women's Soccer World Cup in Niger .
Participation in competitions
As recently as 1985, hardly any country in the world had its own national women's football team. The time had come in 2006 in Niger. The first international match recognized by FIFA took place in 2007 in Ouagadougou , where the team competed at the Tournoi de Cinq Nations : Burkina Faso won against Niger 10-0 on September 2, 2007 and 5-0 on September 6, 2007. The Nigerien team did not take part in the preliminary rounds of the 2010 African Women's Football Championship or in the 2011 Pan-African Games . As of March 2013, the country was not mentioned in the FIFA world rankings, which has never been the case before.
The U-19 women's national soccer team Nigers competed in the 2002 U-19 Africa Championship, the first edition of this event. The team said goodbye in the first round. In the quarter-finals she should have played against Morocco , but withdrew from the championship before the start of the game.
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