Jean Sseninde smiles with young girls during a work out in her native country, Uganda Credit: Sseninde Foundation

2017 Sseninde Women Development Cup

  • 15th December – KCCA Lugogo Stadium – Kampala
[/media-credit] Jean Sseninde smiles with young girls during a work out in her native country, Uganda Credit: Sseninde Foundation

Women football power house Mukono Bishop will face upcoming Kabale based Soccer2Unite in Pool B of the 2017 Sseninde Women Development Cup.

This was confirmed after the tournament draws held at KCCA – Lugogo stadium in Kampala on Tuesday.

Pool B has Mukono Bishop, Lady Doves (Masindi), Soccer2United (Kabale) and Jeeza Tennage Girls from Mityana.

The Pool A teams are Nangabo women (Gayaza), G3 Girls Academy, Bugema University and Iganga based Mwandha Foundation.

A large fraction of the teams at last year’s event are a no show for unclear reasons.

It goes without a saying therefore, a new winner awaits the second edition after Taggy Girls will not be able to defend their crown.

Gadaffi Integrated, Kawempe Muslim Secondary School, 11 Bullets, Alphonix  and Luzira have been replaced by Nangabo women football club, G3 Girls Academy, Mwandha Foundation, Soccer2Unite and Masindi’s Lady Doves.

The tournament was initiated by Jean Sseninde, a professional lady footballer with Crystal Palace in the United Kingdom under the Sseninde Foundation.

According to Sseninde, a defender cum defensive midfielder who also plays for the Uganda national women team, the tournament is intended to show support to a unique group of women and girls who have passion and desire to play soccer but with less opportunities.

Last week, Manchester United star midfielder Juan Mata, a special player with whom Sseninde shares aspirations of making society better under the common goal organization became the latest person to join the bandwagon of personalities behind this worthwhile noble cause.

Taggy Girls School inspired by Catherine Naggadya won the inaugural edition played at Villa Park in the heart of the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

Pools

Pool A

  • Nangabo Women FC (Gayaza)
  • G3 Girls Academy (Kampala)
  • Bugema University (Bugema)
  • Mwandha Foundation (Iganga)

Pool B

  • Jeeza Teenage Girls (Mityana)
  • Soccer2Unite (Kabale)
  • Mukono Bishop (Mukono)
  • Lady Doves (Masindi)

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

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