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Women Football: FIFA, FUFA to launch League Development Project in Uganda

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 SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

Uganda’s top two Women Leagues are set to benefit from the latest FIFA supported programme dubbed the ‘FUFA League Development Project.’

The project is aimed at developing the FUFA Women Super League and the FUFA Women Elite League as well as other areas of the game in the Country.

The two year project will officially be launched in Uganda on 30th April 2022 in Mukono.

FIFA women football experts Zimbabwean Violet Jubane and Thuba Sibanda are expected to attend the launch which will climax with a FUFA Women Super League match between UCU Lady Cardinals and Olila High School at the Uganda Christian University Grounds in Mukono.

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Decolas Kiiza the FUFA Deputy CEO in charge of Football expressed delight upon the league development project.

“The support from FIFA is always geared towards women football development. It is such support that has helped women football grow in leaps and bounds in the country. The success story of women football in Uganda is heavily attributed to the deliberate programmes designed by both FIFA and FUFA for the girl child. We hope to benefit from yet another programme”

Kiiza said.

During the launch, FIFA will hand over the package officially to FUFA which will be received on the same day by the clubs.

The Project will also target key areas aimed at improving women football in capacity building courses and technical expertise.

FUFA Women Football Development Officer, Joan Namusisi will be the Project coordinator.

The main objectives of the project are as follows;

• To increase the number of girls and women playing football.
• To improve the quality and quantity of human resources involved in football.
• To increase the visibility and profile of women football.
• To extend equipment support to clubs in the leagues.

It should be noted that FIFA Women football support to FUFA has been through projects like Live Your Goals which aimed at giving the girl child a chance to play football between the age of 6-16 years.

Other projects include the Football Equipment support such as football boots, shin guards, jerseys, balls, nets and Football Courses in refereeing, administration, coaching and Club Licensing.

The most recent support was the FIFA Covid Relief fund to Women football clubs and Member Associations in Uganda.

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