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Jean Sseninde – Giving the Underprivileged a Chance at Football in Uganda

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.”[/perfectpullquote]

―Malala Yousafzai

Jean Sseninde, has over the past three months made it part of her schedule whenever she is in Uganda to visit various local football academies to give a helping hand in the development of women’s football.  The current Crested Cranes and QPR defender in an effort to give the young girls a chance started “The Sseninde Women’s Development Football Cup.”  This tournament’s aim is to help identify and develop young players and boost women football in Uganda.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“We are only interested in the girls and women who believe they can play but for certain reasons can’t have their teams participate in local elite competitions,”[/perfectpullquote]

Crested Cranes coach and one of the organizers Majidah Nantanda, revealed.

“It is mostly going to be a fun and interactive tournament with some of the Crested Cranes players volunteering in different tasks,” Nantanda added.

The tournament is slated for Friday 16 December 2016 at Villa Park, Nsambya, Uganda.

Sseninde’s generous and service –oriented heart has already changed the lives of many young girls with this project and it is now up to the stake holders and sponsors to come on board and push this project further.

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