The Sseninde Foundation will engage various women football stakeholders in an online webinar where they will hold discussions on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on women football worldwide, and how the women’s game can grise again from the effects of the pandemic.
Dubbed the Women Football Soiree Webinar 2020, under the theme ‘Adapting to Change’, the webinar will be held via zoom on Wednesday, November 18, starting at 7:30 PM local time (5:30 PM CET/France time, 5:30 PM WAT/Nigeria time and 4:30 PM GMT/ UK time).
The webinar is open to all registered entrants, but will also be relayed live on the Sseninde Foundation YouTube page for all those who missed the registration deadline.
Speaking to Football256, Sseninde Foundation CEO Jean Sseninde disclosed that the discussions will help find answers to the challenges facing women football and how women football can grow from the effects of the pandemic.
“Knowledge exchange programs are key to different associations and stakeholder to keep learning from one another so that we can altogether as a strong unit move up and keep women football shinning,” Sseninde explained.
“We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the women’s game so much but we want to come together and find solutions on how we move together positively despite the effects that have been left by the pandemic,” she added.
A couple of key note speakers are expected to address the webinar and will be sharing their experience while touching different topics concerned with the development of women football.
French Football Federation General Secretary and FIFA Ambassador Laura Georges will address the topic on how football associations can help women football grow again from the pandemic.
She will also share her experience in football administration and contribute to the discussion on how and women football administrators can continue advocating for women’s football while working with different associations.
Experienced Nigeria Super Falcons player Onomi Ebi who has participated in more world cups than any other African player will share her experience as a player and how she has been able to cope with the pandemic.
Ebi who plays for Henan Jianye has not been able to return to her club due to travel restrictions due to COVID-19 and will be sharing on how she has been training and kept her focus during the lockdown.
Uganda National Council of Sports Chairman Donald Rukare will contribute to the discussion on how national associations lobby the government to support women football and women in sports and also help formulate policies that protect the female athletes.
Ghanaian female journalist Ayishatu Zakaria Ali will be the other keynote speaker.