Indonesia to host 2023 AFF U-19 Women’s Championship


Indonesia will host the 2023 ASEAN Football Federation Under 18 (AFF U-18) Women’s Championship, chief of the Indonesian Women’s Football Association (ASBWI), Nadalsyah, has said.

ASBWI is currently preparing the best squad to compete in the event, he said in a written statement released here on Friday.

“Since we will host the AFF U-18 Championship next year, we will hold an U-16 tournament this year. That way, we will form a good squad in one year’s time,” he said.

Nadalsyah, who is also the head of North Barito district, refused to divulge the exact date of the 2023 AFF U-18 tourney. To be sure, the organizing committee will continue to make preparations for the event, he said.

ASWBI will also organize other women’s football tournaments, he added.

“As the chief of PSSI (All Indonesia Football Association) has stated, nothing is instant in football. In addition to Pertiwi Cup, we will also organize ASBWI Cup and leagues starting from U-10, U-12, and U-17,” he informed.

The 2021–2022 Pertiwi Cup, which will feature eight matches, will kick off on Friday.

A total of 19 teams that have passed the qualification stage at a PSSI provincial level are taking part in the tournament. The teams have been divided into four groups.

Source: Antara News