The kingdom of Buganda is ready to add a brick on the development of Women’s football in the country despite its cultural taboos against the game.
This was clarified by the Katikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga on Thursday afternoon while speaking to participants at the Sseninde Foundation Women’s Football Workshop at Mackinnon Suites in Nakasero.
“There is no cultural taboo that stops women from playing football and as a kingdom we are in full support of this,” Mayiga said before adding.
“It’s a great opportunity to support women to play football. We are responsible to give them a chance because they have ability of making it.”
“We should stop undermining women because they can do what men do. I am happy to support them in the development of their football because this is their time,” he added.
Katikiro was joined by the Kawempe Moslem coach Ayub Khalifan, Patrick Kanyomozi the president of the Uganda Sports Press Association, Express FC Chairman Kiryowa Kiwanuka and Post Bank head of Marketing and Communication Jackie Tahakanizibwa.
“Culture is situational which should not stop us from supporting women playing football, we should therefore put it in its place,” he added.
The Buganda premier also added that Buganda as a kingdom has a four-year work plan aimed at developing Women’s Football so that it reaches the level of men’s.
It should be noted that Buganda Kingdom spearheads different football tournaments like Amasaza Ga Buganda, Ebika By’abaganda among others, which all added a lot towards the development of Uganda’s football especially in discovering new talents.