With the game taking its footing in the country, the local soccer governing body FUFA has organised a
one day Women football Symposium on Wednesday 28 th August 2019 at Kabira Country Club.
Many names are credited for the growth of women football in Uganda under different eras but for the
sport to take another direction, gatherings aimed at improving the beautiful game are always needed
for better results on an off the pitch.
The FUFA Women Elite League, FUFA Women’s Cup, other FUFA organised and sanctioned competitions
at Primary schools, Secondary schools and University levels have helped tap youngsters who end up on
the National Women senior team-Crested Cranes.
The Symposium whose Project Manager is National team player Jean Sseninde will attract the cream of
women football in Uganda.
‘We plan to hold a one day Symposium where ideas will be shared. Our theme will drive us to take the
game to another level in Uganda. We hope to come with resolutions which will be followed as we create
another environment of for women football in the country’ said Sseninde.
Women football stakeholders like coaches, players, former National team players, Government officials,
Corporate world, FUFA Executive and the media have been invited for the Symposium.
‘Football is supported by very many stakeholders. We have carefully invited the people we believe to have
some-thing about women football or they can drive the game’ added Sseninde.
FUFA has also confirmed that CAF Head of Women Football Development Safia Abdeldayem and UEFA Coaching Instructor Hesterine De Reus will grace the Symposium.
‘We shall have two top officials from UEFA and CAF to share with us some of the key areas we need to
improve on during the Symposium. The vast experience they have on women football will guide the
various participants when they get into group discussions’ said FUFA Communications Director Ahmed
Hesterine De Reus has been in Uganda for a week now as he helped handle the coaches who enrolled
for the street children coaching course at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.
Following the visit by the UEFA ASSIST officials early this year, the European soccer governing body
agreed with CAF that Uganda gets help in the area of women football.
Topics to be handled:
1. Involvement of Women in Women football
2. Competitions and National Teams
3. Revenue Streams for women football
4. Mass football for Girls