Women football world over is given special attention but has continued to play second fiddle to the men’s version. It is much certain to recognize the men’s world’s best footballer –Argentina and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi than the ladies-the American, Abby Wambach.

Perhaps, the game has continued to grow and to be loved in many countries for both genders. Many women footballers, like the men have enjoyed the press limelight with various interviews in the print and electronic media. Many successful ladies have signed lucrative personal professional contracts with clubs and won various product endorsement deals.

Laki Otandeka, 17, is no exception to the already mush rooming number of the World’s female footballers with a massive media magnetic appeal.

At first sight, a close to 4 feet structure of a young female sports personality may mistakenly be taken for a rugger or an American footballer. Oti, as she is called by peers, is a firmly built-up sportswoman with an awesome ball control and eye for goal.

“She is a winner of several trophies and was selected to be part  of the elite  soccer development efforts championed by the London football power house, Chelsea Football Club .She is set for the lucrative American Women league.”, an online version of Ugandans in Diaspora quotes.

For Oti, the sky is the limit and her great deeds on the soccer turf  will be a stepping stone for greater feats in her life. Her achievements and eventual success will definitely live to inspire millions of other female footballers in Uganda and the world over.

Who is Laki Otandeka?

Born Laki Otandeka, the third born child in the family of Ambassador Duncan Muhumuza Laki of Uganda’s Mission in New York and Doctor Catherine Muhumuza who works at Nemours Hospital in New York, is a talented and agile footballer with quick feet and fancy dribbles.

She lives with her parents in a multi-racial community surrounded by apple orchards, woods, bike paths and ponds in Malboro, New Jersey. Otandeka Laki, 17, started her career in elementary school playing for recreational teams in Marlboro Township.

A member of an elite soccer club Match Fit United, Oti a senior at Colts Neck High High School in New Jersey is currently the leading goal scorer in her league.

Personal Details:

Club:Match Fit Chelsea

Height:5’3″

Weight:110

Dominant Hand: Right

Prim. Position:Left FWD

Sec. Position:Center FWD

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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