Global Goals World Cup East Africa 2020 has been launched ahead of it’s maiden appearance in Kampala on Women’s day, March 8th, at StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.
The all-women five-aside tournament will seek to give women a chance to experience the power of Sports and football in particular.
The launch was spearheaded by host Mariam Mpaata who also doubles as the CEO of Afrika Sport Foundation Centre.
“It’s going to be an exciting time for the women, they shouldn’t stay at home on Women’s day,” Mpaata said in a briefing with the press.
“Uganda is privileged to be the host of the five East Africa Nations. Its a great honour to show our passion.”
Eligible players to feature in the forthcoming event can come from Women groups and other organizations.
Mpaata revealed that 28 teams have already registered with six and two coming from Kenya and Tanzania respectively. She added that more teams are expected to register to hit the figure of at least 35.
“One of the objectives of this tournament is to create awareness around the sustainable development goals which the UN and its member countries stipulated in 2016 that it should be achieved by 2030. We still have 10 years and we have to put in a lot of effort. We want to overcome poverty and zero hunger.”
“This is an amateur tournament for Women above 18, who have not played football. We are heading to one vision and that is to make the world a better place and to use sport as a powerful tool to do that is a very exciting thing.
“Come support the women, we have a team of grand mothers, we have a team of deaf women, come and support this cause. It will be exciting to meet our Kenyan and Tanzania sisters.
The tournament will start at 9am before ending on 6PM.