Jean Sseninde Namayega Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

FIFA Conference for Equality and Inclusion

  • Friday, 2nd March 2018
  • In Zurich, Switzerland

Uganda Crested Cranes and Crystal Palace Ladies utility player, Jean Sseninde Namayega is eagerly awaiting for the opportunity to present at the forthcoming FIFA Conference for Equality and Inclusion.

[/media-credit] Jean Sseninde Namayega Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

The conference shall be held on Friday, 2nd March 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland.

The young Ugandan will share the podium with global sporting greats as Mali’s former captain Frederic Kanoute and Hong Kong female footballer Chan Yuen Ting.

The trio will share ideas on issues concerning equality and inclusion for all.

Jean Sseninde in training at Crystal Palace Women Football Club Credit: Crystal Palace Media

In an exclusive interview with Kawowo Sports, Sseninde believes this is an opportunity to inspire millions of girls and women world over;

I am humbled to have the opportunity to speak at the FIFA conference amongst other great people in society.

For me this is to inspire so many girls and women in Uganda and around the world to know that anything is possible.

There shouldn’t be any limitation placed upon anyone of us as to what we can achieve.

I am thankful for my family, friends, media, teammates and fans for the endless support.

Sseninde has conducted a lot of talent identification and nurturing programmes through the Sseninde Foundation

Sseninde is a Uganda Crested Canes player who features for the national female football team as a defender and holding midfielder.

She is also a member of the Common Goal Organization initiative, a group that has world’s famous sportsmen as Spanish and Manchester United’s footballer Juan Mata Manuel Garcia, three-time Olympic champion Heather O’Reilly, Colombia’s Nicole Regnier,  Germany star Mats Hummels and Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini, USA team-mates Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe among others.

[/media-credit] Jean Sseninde (left) with Manchester United star midfielder Juan Mata Credit: Sseninde Foundation

My dream is to be of purpose to the world, I would love see so many overcome adversity and continue to believe that together we can do what hasn’t been done before.

It takes resilience, passion, patience but more importantly standing up to do the right thing

Jean Sseninde with the mother Rose Mary Sseninde (second from left) during a programme with the inmates

Sseninde also founded the Sseninde Foundation, whose motto is “Empowering Women, Building Tomorrow”.

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

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