The first united women’s national league begins in Bosnia and Herzegovina this weekend thanks to the assistance of UEFA and its women’s football development programme.
A historic moment has arrived for football in Bosnia and Herzegovina with this weekend’s kick-off of the first united women’s national Premier League. UEFA has made a significant contribution to getting the united competition underway in conjunction with the Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Federation (NFSBiH), as part of the UEFA women’s football development Programme (WFDP).
Eight teams will take part in the league – five from the NFSBiH league: SFK 2000 Sarajevo, ZNK Zenica ?elik, ZNK Gradina Srebrenik, ZNK Salt City Tuzla and ZNK Mladost Nevi? Polje; and three from the league of the Republic of Srpska: Banja Luka, Radnik Bumurang (Bijeljina) and Mladost Novi Grad (Bosanski Novi).
The competition will be played over 14 rounds from autumn to spring. Until now, the women’s championship had been played in the separate leagues, with the national champion emerging from a final round.
SFK 2000 Sarajevo
ZNK Zenica ?elik
ZNK Gradina Srebrenik
ZNK Salt City Tuzla
ZNK Mladost Nevi? Polje
Radnik Bumurang (Bijeljina)
Mladost Novi Grad (Bosanski Novi)