The LFA Female Division League resumed over the weekend and Dean who plays for FC Blanco in the league said the division has not been taken seriously by stakeholders and said it is now time that male and fe¬male footballers be treated equally.
“Female football is mak¬ing headways all over the world, most especially in our neighboring countries, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, why are we just focused on male soc¬cer, we play the same soccer, why people don’t want t o see female football develop”, Dean told Insight Sports in a chat.
The defender who works at the National Port Author¬ity (NPA) said the female league has not been over the years supported like the male’s league.
“Even with the league re¬sumption most of the play¬ers are not willing to play, there is no money in the female league. When teams win championship, the LFA does not give their money, it is about credit”, Dean added.
She further added; see the time they schedule our games, if they really want people to follow female soc¬cer it will be mixed with the male games schedule, so that the people can see that female can play just like their male counterparts” “The media have to as well give us some attention and just don’t look at what the guys are doing”,. Dean add¬ed.
Asked whether she will feature for her team this season, Dean said “As for me I’m busy working at the Freeport. If I have time out I’m going to play for my club because I really love my team and don’t want it die down.
Famata Dean has repre¬sented Liberia at interna¬tional level and has been the brain behind FC Blanco suc¬cess on the local scene.
Culled from Liberiansoccer.com