Saudi Gazette report
RIYADH — Following the departure of Rosa Lappi-Seppälä, the Saudi Arabian Soccer Federation (SAFF) is embarking on a brand new chapter within the management of the ladies’s nationwide workforce.
Lappi-Seppälä, the previous Finland worldwide, performed a vital function in advancing the squad throughout her tenure, overseeing vital achievements and contributing to the expansion of ladies’s soccer in Saudi Arabia.
As SAFF bids farewell to Lappi-Seppälä, consideration now shifts to the seek for a brand new head coach who will proceed to construct on the progress made, guiding the workforce into the subsequent part of improvement.
Lappi-Seppälä, who took over from Ladies’s Soccer Technical Director Monika Stabb, has overseen notable achievements, together with two attracts towards Palestine, a workforce ranked 38 locations greater within the FIFA world rating.
Underneath her steerage, the workforce participated in consecutive fixtures towards Andorra and excelled within the second version of the Ladies’s Worldwide Pleasant Event hosted in Taif, Saudi Arabia.
The workforce’s spectacular run to the semifinal, that includes robust performances towards Pakistan and Malaysia, has laid a basis for additional improvement by means of 2024 and past.
The accomplishments haven’t solely attracted new audiences to ladies’s soccer however have additionally served as inspiration to quite a few ladies and younger ladies throughout the Kingdom.
Lamia Bahaian, vp of SAFF, expressed gratitude to Rosa for her dedication, efforts, and contributions, acknowledging her optimistic impression on the gamers.
Aalia Abdulaziz AlRasheed, head of the Ladies’s Soccer Division at SAFF, highlighted Rosa’s function within the workforce’s latest improvement and her inspirational management.
As Rosa Lappi-Seppälä departs, SAFF is ready to verify a brand new head coach in the end, with an ongoing recruitment course of.
The nationwide workforce squad is scheduled to regroup in January 2024 for a coaching camp after competing within the SAFF Ladies’s Premier League throughout the Kingdom.