Melanie, Morgan, and Mothers Flourishing

by Emmanuel Faith (7/3/23) Above: Alex Morgan fires her 120th goal for the USWNT against Brazil. Photo: Newsweek. When Alex Morgan was called to the stage in Paris as one of the members of the FIFA PRO women’s team of the year one week ago, the room roared in joyous glee. Morgan has dominated the game forContinue reading “Melanie, Morgan, and Mothers Flourishing”

Impetus 2022 Awards

It’s been another great year for women’s football and eight Impetus writers, Ben Gilby, Johnathan Stack, Ben Carey, Emmanuel Faith, Kieran Yap, Darrell Allen, Nathan Edwards, and Kris Goman highlight their team, player, coach, and unsung hero of the year. In true Impetus style, there are representatives from the top-flight and grassroots levels of the women’s game (30/12/22). Team of the Year: BEN GILBY: England. It’s moreContinue reading “Impetus 2022 Awards”

FIFA Women’s U17 World Cup: The Story So Far

by Emmanuel Faith (26/10/22) Above: Vicky Lopez celebrates her winning goal against Japan in the quarter-finals. Photo: FIFA. The Women’s Under-17 World Cup might not be one of the most spotlighted female tournaments, but this was the competition that gave future superstars Alexandra Popp, Jordan Nobbs, Mana Iwabuchi, and the current Ballon d’Or holder, AlexiaContinue reading “FIFA Women’s U17 World Cup: The Story So Far”

Australia v South Africa: All You Need To Know

Whilst the Matildas stars playing in England are well known to the local audience, Saturday’s clash at Kingsmeadow gives fans a chance to see a group of hugely exciting Australian football stars that may not be quite so well known. Impetus’ Kieran Yap, Ben Gilby, Jonathan Tay, and Kris Goman profile five players, plus ourContinue reading “Australia v South Africa: All You Need To Know”

African Players To Watch Out For In Europe

Impetus’ African Women’s Football Correspondent Emmanuel Faith identifies the players to watch from the continent who are playing their club football in Europe this season (30/9/22). Above: Roselle Ayane, Tottenham Hotspur’s striker pictured playing for Morocco. Photo: The Athletic. Records are getting broken, new bars are being set, stadiums are getting filled and wonder goalsContinue reading “African Players To Watch Out For In Europe”

Today’s Youngsters, Tomorrow’s Rockstars

Five Talents You Should Watch Out For From The U-20 World Cup by Emmanuel Faith (2/9/22) Above: The new U20 World Champions, Spain. Artwork: FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup. Although the FIFA under-20 World Cup wrapped up on Monday, a lot of football fans are still basking in the array of exhilarating moments of theContinue reading “Today’s Youngsters, Tomorrow’s Rockstars”

Euros Team Of The Tournament

Like just everyone else who adores women’s football, Impetus’ Emmanuel Faith has been enthralled by Euro 2022. Here, he reflects on the best players in each position before selecting his team of the tournament (4/8/22). Above: England star Beth Mead with the player of the tournament, European Championship, and golden boot trophies on Sunday. Photo:Continue reading “Euros Team Of The Tournament”

WAFCON: A Worthy Final And A Sign Of Things To Come

by Emmanuel Faith, Impetus’ African Women’s Football Correspondent (28/7/22) Above: South Africa celebrate with the WAFCON trophy after defeating Morocco in the final. Photo: CAF Online. When the hosts Morocco locked horns with the five-time finalists South Africa at the Rabat Stadium, we knew we were in for an exciting ride. Both teams were unbeatenContinue reading “WAFCON: A Worthy Final And A Sign Of Things To Come”

WAFCON Update: Records Fall As Final Line-Up Confirmed

by Emmanuel Faith, Impetus Women’s Football Correspondent (21/7/22) Above: Joy for Nesryne El Chad of Morocco as the host nation clinched a place in the final in front of a record crowd. Photo: CAF Women. It is not just the European Championships that are seeing attendance records fall left, right, and centre. Crowds are atContinue reading “WAFCON Update: Records Fall As Final Line-Up Confirmed”

WAFCON Group Stage Round-Up

Impetus’ new African Football Correspondent Emmanuel Faith and Blaise Ogutu provide us with all the details from the group stages of the Women’s African Cup of Nations (WAFCON) African’s continental international competition (13/7/22). Above: South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana, whose loss from injury in the group stages is a major blow for the Banyana Banyana. Photo:Continue reading “WAFCON Group Stage Round-Up”