In first, Saudi football club includes a woman in its official fan league

Saudi Arabia women attend a rally to celebrate the 87th annual National Day of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (File photo: Reuters)

Saudi football club, Al Ettifaq, has made a female fan, named Sara Al-Dosari, in charge of organizing the family stands at its home stadium.

This is the first time a woman has been included in a Saudi club's official fan league, as well as giving her a leading role. 

The agreement follows a landmark decision implemented in January to allow women to attend soccer matches in stadiums across the kingdom.

To prepare for the change, the kingdom designated “family sections” in the stands for women.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57