French official lauds SAFF efforts to develop women’s football

Secretary General of the French Football Federation Laura Georges lauded the efforts of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) to develop women’s football in the Kingdom.

She made the remarks during her meeting with SAFF Vice President Lamia bint Bahian, here on Monday. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the international friendly match between the Saudi women’s national team and its Palestinian counterpart. The match ended in a goalless draw between the two teams.

During the meeting, Laura was briefed on the plans of SAFF in managing women's football. Lamia is the first Saudi woman to hold the position of SAFF deputy head ever since the founding of the federation.

Laura and Lamia discussed the ways to further promote cooperation between the two federations in serving the development of football in general, and women’s football in particular. Laura also hailed the recent achievement of the Saudi national team, with its entry into the FIFA classification. She wished all the best for the Saudi women team in the upcoming competitions.

It is worth noting that Laura is a former player for Lyon, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich. She also played 188 matches with the French women’s first team.