The Football Association of Selangor (FAS) is pleased to announce the Women’s Super League (WSL) return as it is gearing up for the third edition with an expanded format.
The 2023 edition featured 12 teams, an addition of two teams from its inaugural season in 2021 where MBSJ emerged as champions after defeating Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM) FC 3-0 on penalties in the final following a 1-1 draw in the Petaling Jaya Stadium.
This year, the lineup has expanded again from 12 teams to 14 teams. However, this year will be the first time the Women’s FA Cup and the Confederations Cup will be introduced where both competitions will use a knockout format.
The four teams from each of the two groups will qualify for the Women’s FA Cup while the bottom three teams will enter the Confederations Cup. In the Confederations Cup, the fifth-placed teams receive a bye into the semi-finals with the bottom two teams playing an extra round to advance into the last four.
Along with MBSJ, KL Spicegals, SA FC SWAT, UiTM Lioness, SSS Leopard, MBPJ FC (Rebranded from PJKita FC), Permodalan Negeri Selangor Berhad (PNSB) FC SA, SA United, and Sternen FC SA will return for the 2024 edition. Making their debuts in this year’s WSL are Perkemas FC Wangsa Maju, Penang Real CJ, FC Japan Malaysia, Galaxi Girls PJ, and Selangor FC.
“Last season’s WSL was the catalyst for young and emerging players to shine on the pitch such as 13-year-old Haniz Zahra and 14-year-old Qaseh Rania while the doors were opened for talents that have competed in this competition to play overseas such as Intan Sarah, Nur Lyana Soberi, Nur Azurin Mazlan, and Nur Mecca Rania,” said Izrin Nabil, Secretary-General of FAS.
Last season’s WSL was also a commercial success as more than 10,000 fans attended the matches. At the same time, our content had a total of 7.2 million reaches across social media and got mainstream coverage on the competition with the tournament being covered on national television.
“Nevertheless, along with our other responsibilities as the state’s football association, we will continue our commitment to growing the sport among women. The process of growth is continuous and we hope the efforts made by everyone involved in women’s football will pay off in the end,” added Izrin.
The 2024 WSL group stage draw will be held on 28th January and the tournament will kick off on the 3rd of February where matches will be held at Arena MBSJ.