Crested Cranes and QPR Ladies defender Jean Sseninde has been selected as one of the speakers at the FIFA Women’s Football convention to be held in Paris, France from June 6th to 7th, 2019.
The convention is aimed at discussing the growth and development of women’s football around the world both on and off the pitch.
“Am extremely humbled to be a speaker at this event,” Sseninde told www.footbal-256.com before she added.
“This time am so excited because am growing to get the opportunity to share about my football journey and more that we can together as a team do to continue improving and developing women’s football at large.”
The FIFA president Gianni Infantino who will be one of the keynote speakers at the event is optimistic this is the right time for women’s football.
“This is an unprecedented time for women’s football. The sport is thriving as never before, filling iconic stadiums and attracting unparalleled levels of global fan interest and media coverage.”
“It is no exaggeration to say that we are entering a new era for the women’s game,” Infantino said.
Other keynote speakers at the event include the Executive Director, Horn of Africa Development Initiative (HODI) Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan, former Black Stars’ international Michael Essien, Head of Women’s Football, and Mauritanian Football Association (FFRIM) Oumou Kane.
Women’s Football Development Officer, Football Kenya Federation Doreen Nabwire Omondi among others.
In Uganda, Sseninde who is the brain behind the Sseninde Women Development Football Cup a football tournament giving young girls the platform to showcase their football skills but also provide opportunities for the girls to play football.
She also founded the Sseninde Foundation which aims at supporting women threw different project, help keep young girls in school at the same inspiring them to play football.
South African sports broadcaster, scriptwriter and voice-over artist for SuperSport and for Premier League Productions in the UK, Carol Tshabalala will emcee the event.