Women Football Premier League in Ethiopia and its Contribution to the National Team

Asnakech, Endale (2014) Women Football Premier League in Ethiopia and its Contribution to the National Team. Masters thesis, Addis Ababa University.

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Football is the most popular sport worldwide and the number of female participants is growing rapidly and undergoing constant transformation. Although, it is now claimed to be the fastest growing sector as worldwide football and its popularity is continuing into the foreseeable future. And the popularity of football has certainly led to its development among women. Ethiopian football federation started women football premier league since 2004 E.C. and this year (2006) 17 clubs are being participated in the league. The number of young girls deciding to professionally take up football; indeed, it is a good step forward when it is compared to past history of women football. But still it faced barriers and need improvement regarding attitude towards women’s participation in football, but this research tries to identify the contribution of the league to the national team, measure the degree of motivation on players and juniors, assessing the development of women’s participation in football finally problems that hold back its contribution and development. And both primary and secondary data was used to collect information related to women football and 184 respondents are participated. Federation officials, Football Fans, Sport Journalist, women Premier league Coaches, Players of women premier league are sample population and document review were collected as secondary data. Sport can be an important tool for social empowerment through the skills and values learned, In addition to its beneficial effects of regular participation in sport and physical activity the beginning of football premier league in Ethiopia creates a good opportunities to the development of women participation, improved the degree of motivation on players and who wants to be a players in the future. Because it used as a means to player’s enjoyment, ball skill improvement, insight the nature of the game, and fitness development; as well as it gives chances to the players to show their talent, test their skills and improve their performance thorough participation in the league of football. And the majority of the national team players also obtained from premier league participant clubs and it used as a good source of player to the national team. But findings showed the negative attitude towards women’s football continue to exist within various sectors of the society in Ethiopian. Such attitudes reflect a society that is not entirely prepared to embrace the women’s game also this research revealed that, players performance can be affected by different factors like uncooperativeness of the federation with clubs; lack of support and cooperation from parents and the community; lack of player’s motivation and commitment are among the majors. This should be the main concern of the federation and should work in collaboration with clubs officials, Medias and different stakeholders to improve its contribution.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: contribution, participation, development,premier league,
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: Africana
Depositing User: Selom Ghislain
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2018 14:30
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2018 14:30
URI: http://thesisbank.jhia.ac.ke/id/eprint/4924

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