The Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga will be a keynote speaker at the first ever women football symposium in Uganda on January 10th, 2019 at Mackinnon Suites.
This was confirmed by Jean Sseninde who is organising the workshop under the Sseninde Foundation backing off three successful Sseninde Women Development Cup editions.
“We are privileged to have the Katikiro grace the workshop, we hope to learn from what he has to say especially on the front of cultural taboos that keep girls away from playing the game,” Sseninde told www.football-256.com.
The symposium aimed at improving the face of women football in Uganda will be attended by coaches, administrators, players and journalists who have dedicated their time to grow women football in Uganda.
“Women’s football is on the rise at the moment world wide. In Uganda we have girls who are extremely talented and passionate about the game and we need to find ways of helping them realize their dreams,” Sseninde said.
The Katikkito who will give his input about cultural taboos that discourage girls chase their dreams will be joined by other members of society to tackle different topics.
Express FC chairman, Kiryowa Kiwanuka will join the panel to discuss the administration and management side of the sport.
Ayub Khalifan is the most decorated coach in women football, he will share his success story and what makes Kawempe Muslim tick but also the technical and tactical side of the game.
The marketing and communications manager at Post Bank Uganda, Jackie Tahakanizibwa will share her ideas about the role of sponsors in growing the sports.
The panel will be completed by newly elected president of the Uganda Sports Press Association Patrick Kanyomozi who will discuss and share his knowledge on the role of media in growing women football in Uganda.
“There are steps already being taken to develop Women football in Uganda but now this is just going an extra mile to iron out all the small details that are sometimes over looked in the development of the game,” Sseninde said.
Sometimes teams look for only wins but we need to take the game to the next level and I believe for all who will attend the workshop they will learn a thing or two from the sessions we are going to have and the speakers.”
The symposium will also be graced by the FUFA CEO Edgar Watson and the federation first vice president Justus Mugisha.
Sseninde and her team hope to have the session annually for the participants as a way of helping them evaluate and access themselves on an annual basis.