Express FC chairman Kiryowa Kiwanuka wants the Red Eagles to own a women’s team by 2021 as one of the ways to bring women back in the stadium.
Kiwanuka said this on Thursday while speaking to participants at the Sseninde Foundation Women’s Football Workshop at Mackinnon Suites in Nakasero.
“We shall have a women’s team by 2021,” Kiwanuka told the participants before adding.
“Right now we are sorting our senior team also paying keen attention to the juniors team. Once those two are stable we shall switch our attention to the women’s team.”
As a speaker, Kiwanuka was joined by the Katikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga, Kawempe Moslem coach Ayub Khalifan, Patrick Kanyomozi the president of the Uganda Sports Press Association and Post Bank head of Marketing and Communication Jackie Tahakanizibwa.
“We need to bring women back to the stadium, growing numbers doesn’t mean only men but women and children help in growing the fan base,” Kiwanuka said.
“You need to have a very clear structure for you to get results, that’s why we don’t want to rush, we want to take our time but by 2021 we shall be in position to have a women’s team,” he added.
Today Uganda has the FUFA Women’s Elites league that is in it’s fifth season, two years ago the federation also introduced the women’s version of the Uganda Cup.