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Women Football: Ray of hope for up-coming talents through Sseninde Development Cup

2016 Sseninde Women Development Cup:

Finals: Taggy Girls School 2-0 Kawempe Muslim Junior


Taggy Girls 1-0 Gadaffi Intergrated

Alphonix 0 (5) – 0 (6) Kawempe Muslim Junior

Group Stage Results:

Group A:

Taggy Girls 1-0 11 Bullets

Alphonix 0-0 Jeza

Taggy 2-0 Jeza

11 Bullets 0-0 Jeza

Alphonix 0-0 11 Bullets

Taggy 1-0 Alphonix

Group B:

Bugema 0-1 Gadaffi Intergrated

Kawempe Muslim Junior 1-0 Luzira

Bugema 0-3 Kawempe Mulism Junior

Gadaffi Intergrated 2-0 Luzira

Kawempe Muslim Junior 1-0 Gadaffi Intergrated

Bugema 0-0 Luzira

The MVP of the tournament, Catherine Naggadya recieves her accolade and other rewards after the tournament at Villa Park

The inaugural Sseninde Women Development Cup for the up-coming young footballers in the country got was successfully completed at Villa Park in Kampala on Friday.

At least 100 players (who do not feature in the FUFA Elite League) from eight teams took part in the day long gala.

Taggy Girls School from Entebbe emerged as champions after overcoming Kawempe Muslim S.S Junior team 2-0 in a thrilling final.

Catherine Naggadya scored a first half brace for the victors.

Wakiso District Women Member of Parliament, Rose Mary Sseninde, also the state minister for primary education and mother to Jean thanked all the participating teams and players.

Jean Sseninde is warmly hugged and greeted by the mother Rose Mary Sseninde

State Minister of Sports, Charles Bakabulindi hailed Jean Sseninde, a Uganda Crested Cranes player who also plays professional football at QPR Ladies Team for the idea of the tournament.

Other guests at the tournament were; Kizza Sseninde (father to Jean Sseninde), Barbie Itungo (wife to Musician Bobie Wine), Mande Atigo, the president of the Uganda National North America Association (UNNAA), Ahmed Hussein (FUFA Spokesman), Hadijah Namuyanja (FUFA Women Development Officer).

Active and Ex-Crested Cranes players like Stellah Nassuna Kaliba, Hasifa Nassuna helped in the timely running programme of the gala.

We are glad that we have started the tournament. I am humbled by the turn up, talent and love for the game that these youngsters exhibited. We shall keep growing and promise a better tournament next year.

They were joined by the Uganda Crested Cranes head coach, Majidah Nantanda, the U-20 assistant coach Christine Wanyana, national team coordinators Ayub Khalifani and Henry Barungi among others.

The tournament will be an annual event and various stake holders have already promised support to the event.

It was free entry for all the participating teams.

Top Individual performers:

MVP: Catherine Naggadya (Taggy Girls)

Top Scorer: Fauzia Najjemba (Gadaffi Intergrated School)

Best Goalkeeper: Carol Naddunga (Alphonix)

Best Defender: Shamira Nakku (Kawempe Muslim Junior)

Youngest Player: Josephine Nakasese (Jeza)

Best Striker: Mariana Nakato (Taggy Girls)

Fair Play: 11 Bullets

Upcoming Player: Deborah Navule (Jeza)

Most Disciplined Team: Bugema University

Best Midfielder: Shamira Nalujja (Gadaffi Intergrated School)

Best Timer managers: Jeza

Oldest Player: Eunice Apollo


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