It goes without saying that women’s football in Uganda hasn’t shared the same limelight as the men’s game.
Often times development programmes for women, including participation of the national team in major international tournaments, have been ignored to benefit the men.
But with the help of Fifa, local governing body Fufa, have been offered a lifeline to create awareness and streamline the development of women’s football in the country through two grassroots projects that run from today until Thursday at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala.
Florie Ramogodi, a Fifa Development Officer, who was in the country in September to prepare ground for the projects, will facilitate the ‘Fifa Com-Unity’ and ‘Live your Goals’ projects.
Other key note presenters include Emy Casaletti a FIFA Instructor on Marketing and Communications and Namibia women football volunteer, Jacqui Shipanga.
According to Fufa spokesperson Ahmed Hussein, discussions will hinge on development of women’s football in relation to the current status, its potential, strategy, development and the impact of women’s football on the social and economic development in society.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor