She Coperates coach Ali Zinda believes Women football needs proper packaging to at least match the growth of the Men’s game.
Women football in Uganda is growing at a steady progress with more developments put in place, there is no doubt about that.
The federation of Uganda football association separated the women league; The formerly Fufa women elite league was divided into two leagues – FUFA Women Super League (top division) and FUFA Women Elite League (Second division).
Despite all the recent initiatives, Zzinda says that more still needs to be done.
He suggests that FUFA should start negotiating for shared sponsorships going forward. Unlike the Uganda Cranes and Uganda Premier League, Women’s counterparts have enjoyed nothing from the sponsors despite recent success.
“I think while seeking for sponsorship, FUFA should package women football together with men football,” Zzinda told The-SportsNation.
“For example, if it is Startimes sponsoring the league, injecting like Sh700m then divert about Sh200m to women football.
“Secondly, much more publicity for women football is needed – take an example of FUFA drum which has received enormous success. The women version should be introduced.”
Zzinda says that the Women FUFA Drum can help much in promoting women football in the country as it will lead to more women involvement especially in some areas of the country where Women have been given a back seat.
He adds: “All regions will will be watching their own representing them, hence leading to a sense of belonging.”
The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) set October 30 to November 1, 2020 for the first leg tie for FIFA World Cup Under 17 Qualifier between Uganda and Cameroon.
With the first leg set to be hosted in Uganda and dates fast approaching, Uganda is set to face at rough due to the ongoing lockdown due to Covid19 pandemic.
Zzinda says that it’s high time FUFA engage Ministry of Education and Sports and National Council of Sports to devise a plan for the Women U17 team to have enough preparations.
“The Federation should engage the Ministry and NCS with proper plan on how the team can be summoned and start preparing for the game with all safety measures for player and entire contingent in place.”