Sudan's first even women’s football league kicked off in Khartoum stadium with an inaugural match between the teams Tahadi and Difaa ending in a 2-2 draw, as shown in footage filmed on Monday.

"Well this is the first time in Sudan a women's football game is organised and this is proof that there is an improvement in the country, as something like this has never happened. And I hope that Sudan will always support women's football and sports," said Ikram Abdelkarim Noumbada a player for Abyssinian team said.

The country is currently being administered by a transitional government of military leaders and a civilian sovereign council who agreed on a power sharing deal to rule the country for 39 months after Omar Al-Bashir was ousted in a coup on April 11.

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