ABOUT THE FILM
Women from Cameroon, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ivory Coast play professionally in football clubs in Spain, Norway, Russia, Cyprus, Lithuania and South Korea. We want to make a film to celebrate their talents and achievements despite multiple obstacles. Now these players have come full circle to revisit their humble beginnings and are inspiring a whole new generation of young African girls to take up the beautiful game.
My name is Florence Ayisi, a Pan-African documentary filmmaker and co-director of multiple award-winning and Academy Award shortlisted documentary feature, Sisters in Law. I'm creating Talent of Africa with one of the world's leading management agencies for women's football - LTA Agency.
In a world dominated by men, we want to showcase the essence of these bold, determined, inspirational, resilient, and dynamic female players. Talent of Africa will be their untold story - a pan-African celebration of women.
Help Us Make The Film A Reality
In this short 2:30 minutes film the director, Florence Ayisi, explains our vision for the documentary and you get a brief introduction to some of the players that will be featured in the final film. Help us make this tribute to the beautiful game of football and in particular the amazing African women that are conquering it. You can donate money through our crowdfunding campaigns or become a corporate sponsor:
THE TALENT OF AFRICA
The documentary film follows the careers and personal lifes of these fantastic football players and brings a
unique insight into the struggles and rewards they face when they play for their club teams and their national
teams and not least when they give back to their local communities.
Gabrielle ABOUDI ONGUENE
Cameroon / WFC CSKA Moskva, Russia
2016 CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Best Player, CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Finalist, Russian Champion and Cup Winner, FIFA Women’s World Cup and London Olympic Games Finals participant.
Ajara NCHOUT NJOYA
Cameroon / Sandviken IL, Norway
CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Finalist, scored in FIFA Women’s World Cup, the only Cameroonian to have played in the USA Women's Professional Soccer League.
Ange Koko N’GUESSAN
Ivory Coast / UDG Tenerife, Spain
The first Ivorian to score at a FIFA Women’s World Cup, Spanish Cup Winner, the only African woman to play for FC Barcelona, UEFA Women’s Champions League Semifinalist.
Augustine EJANGUE SILIKI
Cameroon / Santa Teresa, Spain
CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Finalist, FIFA Women’s World Cup and London Olympic Games Finals participant, played professionally in Russia, Norway, Denmark, and Spain.
Kenya / Football Kenya Federation
The first Kenyan female to have played professionally in Germany, FKF Women Football development officer, led Kenya Women’s National team to their first ever CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.
Cameroon / Avaldsnes IL, Norway
2015 CAF African Women Player of the Year, Swedish Cup and Super Cup Winner, Swedish League Best Goal Scorer, the only African female to score a hat-trick in the World Cup Finals.
Ivory Coast / Gyeongju WFC, S. Korea
3-time Russian Champion, Russian Cup Winner, scored in FIFA Women’s World Cup and CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Finals, scored in UEFA Women’s Champions League, Serbian Champion.
Namibia / Valencia CF, Spain
The only Namibian (male or female) to play and score in Spain’s Primera Division, the only Namibian to have scored in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, All-time Best Goal Scorer in Lithuania Women’s League.
Nigeria / Barcelona FA, Cyprus
2-time CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Champion, Cyprus Champion, FIFA Women’s World Cup Finals participant, nominated for 2015 CAF African Women Player of the Year Award.
South Africa / FK Gintra, Lithuania
2-time Olympic Games Finals participant (2012 London and 2016 Rio), CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Finalist, 2017 COSAFA Women’s Champion.
Florence is a Pan-African documentary filmmaker. She has taught film and media studies at various universities in the UK for over 20 years. The main focus and vision of her films and academic research is the production and dissemination of positive images and ideas about African people and their culture from a woman-centered and Pan-African perspective. Her first feature-length documentary film, Sisters in Law (Co-directed by Kim Longinotto, 2005) has won over 28 prestigious film awards including Cannes Film Festival – Prix Art et Essai, Audience Award at International Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), The Peabody Award (USA) for Outstanding Achievement in Electronic Media. Florence has recently completed her latest documentary film - Marie-Madeleine: Une Femme Chef de Village, that was released in June 2018.
THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
LTA Agency is a proven leader in world’s women’s football representing top players and arranging transfers with the biggest clubs in Europe and the rest of the world. Since its inception in 2009, LTA Agency have participated in close to 300 transfers involving more than 100 clubs from 30 countries all over the globe. More than 130 individual clients of 40 different nationalities have used services of our agency. LTA Agency has a strong presence in Africa and has successfully helped many African players pursue their dream of a professional career in Europe.