In Saudi Arabia’s conservative society, women’s sports have long been ridiculed.
The Nov. 2 launch, on the other hand, is part of a program established in 2017 by the Saudi Arabian Football Federation to support women’s soccer.
According to the federation, the new women’s league would be played in two stages within the regional league. On Saturday, Saudi football officials announced that the inaugural season of a women’s league will begin later this month.
According to federation chairman Yasser Almisehal, the establishment of a women’s tournament is an “important matter” for the federation.
The first phase will feature sixteen teams competing in three cities: Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam. The matches will feature six teams from each area, with the exception of Dammam, which will have only four teams.
Those who qualify will be able to compete in a knockout playoff at the Kingdom Final Championship, which will be held early next year in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.