Uganda’s Jean Sseninde speaks out on CECAFA Women championship delay

Clarisse Uwimana

The Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Association (Cecafa) requested Rwanda to host the CECAFA Women Challenge Cup last year in November,but there has been no news about the tournament after it has been postponed three times.

Crystal Palace and Uganda women national team star, Jean Sseninde, is not happy with the situation.

The Crested Cranes central defender in an exclusive interview with Ladiesmarch said she wants the federations from the Cecafa region to seat and find solutions for the girls.
“I am not going lie, I have been quite disappointed especially last year when the CECEFA Women Challenge Cup was supposed to be on but it wasn’t.

“We don’t really know what the reason was. As a player, every body has to know why things are not happening especially as players we need to know what is happening,” said Jean Sseninde

Sseninde was part of the team that finished fourth in the 2016 CECAFA Women Cup that was held at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru.

“We as East Africa need to do something instead of waiting for money to come down from FIFA.

“What if it never comes?

“Does that mean that we are never going to play tournaments?” the former Queens Park Rangers player asked.
In 2016, Uganda hosted the Cecafa Women’s Championship while Tanzania defeated Kenya in the final played at the Njeru Stadium, Jinja.

Cecafa have 12 members; Rwanda, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Ethiopia, Burundi and Uganda.

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