NATURING TALENTS

we are very proud of all the players

Sseninde Foundation naturing talents through the Sseninde Women’s Development Cup.

In a bid to inspire girls to play football and nurture their talents, Sseninde Women’s Development Cup tournament was started powered by the Sseninde Foundation with an aim of creating opportunities for both girls and women from the grassroots take part in football and showcase their talents.

More interesting about the tournament is that it involves only players who have never participated in the national leagues or played for the national team, the Uganda Crested Cranes.

The Inaugural Edition was staged on Friday 16th December 2016 at Villa Park in Nsambya and our main target was to empower girls and women who love the game but without opportunities to play.

“The First Edition at Villa Park in 2016 was so amazing as we had a big crowd coming to support the girls and this gave us strength to go on and also showed us that there’s interest for the beautiful game among women and other stakeholders in the football fraternity” Sseninde Jean who is the founder said after the tournament

The Sseninde Women’s Development Football Cup (SWDFC) paved way to both girls and women by creating a platform to nurture and showcase their skills and talents to the rest of the entire nation and Africa at large.

Do you want to know how the Most Valuable Player of the inaugural edition of the Sseninde Women’s development cup looks like now?

It seems like just yesterday we were watching this little magician as an upcoming sensation and a star in the making — but believe it or not, that familiar face is and the then star in the making is definitely all grown up now and she’s raising the national flag high as her progress continues.

Nagadya Catherine was the MVP of the inaugural edition of the Sseninde Women’s Development Cup, a tournament held in 2016.

Nagaddya receives her MVP award in 2016 from Hon. Seninde Minister of State for Primary Education

While some participants and stars of the inaugural edition have decided to leave the spotlight to pursue other careers, Nagadya has since gone on to win hearts of many women football fanatics in the country and has even become more famous than before getting involved in our championship.

For the ultimate nostalgic throwback, we take a look at what our MVP of the inaugural edition of the Sseninde Women’s Development cup is up to now.

We’re very happy, excited and energized to let you know the way abouts of Nagadya Catherine, the most valuable player of the inaugural edition of our championship.

The Katabi born offensive midfielder, is the fourth born child in the family of nine children of Mr. Cyprian Gimei and Ms.Nazziwa Irene.

A student at Uganda Martyrs High School – Lubaga, Nagadya was the Most Valuable Player(MVP) of the inaugural edition of the Sseninde Women’s Development Cup held in 2016.

She has continued to take her football career seriously and she has played for Entebbe Creamland, Princess Diana High School, She Pridihisco, Al’phoenix Golden Girls, Katuuso Community, She Mak, Uganda Martyr’s High School Lubaga (Current Club)

Her resilience, hardwork and self-esteem has seen her rise and become a dependable player for her school, club and country and has also seen her smile to the podium having won a number of accolades to her name as well as earning continuous calls to the Uganda U-17 women football team.

Other girls who are shinning are Fauzia Najjemba who emerged as best midfielder and Nalukenge who is a top striker now for Kawempe Muslim Ladies.

The many trophies they have been able to win include the annual Watoto Wasoka Christmas Camp, Sseninde Women Development Cup, Airtel Rising Stars (U-17), 2019 FUFA Women Cup, FEASSA Cup, U-17 COSAFA championship and the U-17 CECAFA title.

They are all currently part of the Uganda U-17 women football team in preparations to take on Cameroon in a World Cup qualifier.

Nagadya, Najjemba and Nalukenge part of the current Uganda U17 team took part in Edition 1 of the SWFDC

We’re very proud of them and we’re also optimistic that with their continued hard work and breath taking displays, they are destined for greater milestones in the beautiful game of football including permanent slots on the senior Uganda Women football team (Crested Cranes).

Author: Jean Sseninde

Forbes 30 under 30 Finalist 2019 | Footballer Uganda Women's National Team | CEO Sseninde Foundation | Founder Sseninde Women's Development Cup | CAF Women’s Football Committee

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