Fifa’s Morace urges women’s footballers to aspire to excel

The National,Monday July 4th, 2016

VISITING Fifa coaching instructor Carolina Morace urged 300 young female participants to be passionate about football to ‘live your goal’.
She made the remarks at the conclusion of the programme which coincided with the National Capital District’s Walk for Life at Sir John Guise Stadium yesterday.
During her career, Morace made 153 appearances for Italy, scoring 105 goals.
While playing in the Italian national women’s league, she scored more than 550 goals.
She took part in six European Championships as well as the inaugural Fifa Women’s World Cup China 1991, where she scored four goals, including the first hat-trick at a World Cup in their 5-0 win against Taiwan.
She said she hoped those who attended the programme became national women’s players one day.
NCD Governor Powes Parkop, who officially opened the programme, said this was a year for women’s football, with the Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup in November.
“NCD is a safe place, and I urge everyone to look after the city during the tournament in November,” Parkop said. The governor urged women to take up football.