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Women Football: FUFA Independence cup to be held in Namalemba

The Uganda Women Football Association (UWFA) has revealed plans for the FUFA Independence Cup 2016.

This year’s edition will be held in Eastern Region on 8t and 9th October t Namalemba in Iganga district.

Three categories-Open category (clubs and Institutions), U-18 (Secondary schools) and U-15 category for Primary Schools will take part.

Some of the schools and clubs that have confirmed participation are FUFA Women Elite League champions Kawempe Muslim, Uganda Martyrs, Mwanda Foundation, Namalemba and Minani Primary Schools.

Oliver Mbekeka the Vice Chairperson technical at UWFA says that the intention of this tournament is to identify talent and inspire more women into football.

‘Such tournaments help to empower women like administrators, officials and ex- players because they solely take over the organisation from the start to the end’ added Mbekeka.

Mbeka concluded by thanking the FUFA for the sponsorship to the tournament and the efforts geared to the development of women football in the country.

‘Women football has moved steps ahead in this country under the leadership of FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo. The federation’s efforts of moving women football to greater heights is highly recognized by the society’ further said Mbekeka

Kawempe Muslim is the defending champion for both the Open and the Secondary category while Godwin Primary School holds the Primary category trophy.


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