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Independence cup: Women Teams set for 3rd Edition

Preparations for the 3rd edition of the annual Independence Day women’s / girl’s football tournament have  intensified.

The two day tournament is slated for the 9th and 10th of October 2015 at Kawempe Muslim Secondary School in Kampala region.

A total of 18 teams confirmed participation in this year’s tournament .These teams are categories into senior women’s Clubs, Secondary and Primary Schools.

Confirmed Clubs include She Corporate ,UCU and Gafford Ladies football teams .Secondary schools so far confirmed are Kawempe Muslim Secondary School the hosts, Kibuli Secondary School, St Noah Zana, St Theresa Entebbe, Taggies School Entebbe and Orila SS from Soroti. Primary Schools confirmed are Gadaffi Primary School, Namalembe PS from Iganga, Makindye PS, Mirembe Maria PS from Mubende and Jolly Primary School.

The format of play for this competition will depend on the number of teams registered to take part.

According to Efrance Najengo the Chairperson Uganda Women’s Football Association.

Teams more than six will be grouped and those less than this figure will play on  a round robin format.
Kawempe Muslim Secondary are the defending Champions in the Secondary Schools’ category where as Orila PS from Soroti emerged Primary Schools’ category winners of these competitions which were held in Soroti / North Eastern region in 2014.Clubs did not take part in the last year’s competitions .

Though the tournament has no sponsors, the chairperson UWFA is such appreciative to FUFA for the support towards this tournament and women’s football in general .

‘We have no sponsors but FUFA has not forsaken us ,the Federation gives us the little it has and we have move on. For that case I can’t hide my excitement to the FUFA President and FUFA in general for the wonderful work to the development of Women’s football ‘ Lamented Najengo .

Najengo added that the future of women’s football is such bright in the way FUFA has intensified the development plan for the game .


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