Sseninde Foundation Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

The fifth edition of the annual Sseninde Women Development Cup will not be held because of the Coronavirus pandemic that has raged the entire world since the start of 2020.

Sseninde Foundation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jean Sseninde Namayega confirmed the development to Kawowo Sports.

The 5th Edition of the Sseninde Women’s Development Cup which was due this month (August 2020) has been postponed to next year.

Jean Sseninde, Namayega CEO Sseninde Foundation
Jean Sseninde Namayega, CEO Sseninde Foundation Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Sseninde hinted on the need for safety of all the participants, as a prime target and objective to front the need for healthy living.

Our priority is the safety of all our participants. I have been closely monitoring the COVID19 cases in Uganda and they are increasing so due to the pandemic, the tournament cannot take place this year but we aim to make it a worth while experience  next year.

Jean Sseninde Namayega, CEO Sseninde Foundation

The fourth edition of this annual tournament was held outside Kampala for the first time since inception under the theme “Its Time”.

On 24th August 2020, this tourney was hosted by the Western region in Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara with 8 teams invited for the enticing gala.

Action in the 2016 Sseninde women development cup in 2016 at Villa Park, Nsambya in Kampala.

Sseninde further asserts that the key objective for this tournament that only allows non-licensed players in all the divisions of women football is to inspire and provide more opportunities for girls and women to play football.

“Our focus and aim is to inspire and create more opportunities for all girls/ women to play football so next year we shall aim to double the numbers and have even more girls involved.” she added.

The inaugural tournament was held in 2016 at Villa Park, Nsambya.

Previous winners:

Entebbe based Taggy High School smiled home with the main trophy, gold medals, certificates, balls and a brand new set of jerseys in 2016.

Mwonda Foundation from Iganga in Eastern Uganda championed the 2017 cause.

Talent Plat form Academy from Luweero won in 2018 whilst last season, Kinondoni Girls Football Club (Tanzania) championed the gala.

For starters, Sseninde features for English North East Regional Women’s Football League outfit, Wakefield Trinity Ladies Football Club.

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

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