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CAF Symposium: Women football will never be the same-Ugandan representatives

Ugandan representatives at the CAF Women football Symposium in Marrakech, Morocco are optimistic the sport will grow in leaps and bounds with immediate effect.

Woman representative on the FUFA Executive Ms. Agnes Mugena and FUFA Deputy CEO Humphrey Mandu together with National team player Jean Sseninde are in Morocco for the two day Symposium that ends today.

Sseninde attended the Symposium at the invitation of Africa soccer governing body CAF. Active and former players, referees, coaches, media and experts in various areas of the game from FIFA and other Confederations were invited to take part.

L-R: Sseninde, Mugena and Mandu in Marrakech

It is the first ever CAF Women’s Football Symposium under the theme ‘Raising Our Game’ is aimed at taking women football on the continent to another level.

‘Such symposiums help understand the way football is governed. Women football has many challenges and we are sure that the resolutions from this symposium will turn the game into the best around the continent’ said Mugena

‘It is a nice symposium that will change the game soon. Women are so passionate about the game and the sport needs such people to support all the time. The discussion have been very good and with interesting contributions from various stakeholders’ said FUFA Deputy CEO Mandu.

The Crested Cranes star player Sseninde was full of praise for the organisers of the Symposium.

‘I have learnt a lot from this women’s symposium. I hope that all we have learnt can be put into practice then women’s football will go even far in our country. I am Very happy to have received a special invite by CAF as African player’ said Sseninde.

The participants were divided into 7 working groups under their specialties to discuss on the topics below;
1. How to expand the practice of Women’s Football
2. Developing the technical formation of the trainers, referees & instructor
3. Means of development of sponsorship for Women’s football
4. Competitions: Realities and Perspective
5. Governance concept in women’s football
6. Role of women’s football in gender promotion and socialization
7. Place of Media & Communication in women’s football

The resolutions of the various working groups will be presented to the CAF Executive Committee for review and implementation.

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