As the participating teams in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World continue their preparations the group opponent of the Nigeria Super Falcons, the Canadian Women’s team has decided to go on strike.
In a joint statement by the Canadian Soccer Players’ Association (CSPA), players expressed how “outraged and deeply concerned” they were by funding cuts at the national body.
Canada Soccer had not only cut training camp days but also full camp windows and drastically reduced the number of staff and players permitted to attend, whilst significant youth team activities have also been limited. Decisions that come about as the team face immense uncertainty about compensation.
Christine Sinclair, Canada’s current captain and all-time international top goalscorer with 190 goals said. “As a team, we have decided to take job action.
From this moment on we will not be participating in any [Canadian Soccer] activities until this is resolved – whether that’s training, whether that’s games.
“That’s very hard to say as an athlete who wants to compete and represent Canada, but enough is enough”, she stated.