Women Football: Joan Nabirye On Why Kenya Ranks Above Uganda

Teenage midfielder Anita Joan Nabirye has confessed Kenya have the better Women league than Uganda.

Nabirye, 18-year old Ugandan, joined Kenyan club Vihiga United on a four-year deal from Uganda’s Asubo Gafford in February this year.

She admitted that Women football in Kenya is more competitive and receives more media space while the same cannot be said of Uganda’s.

“There is a lot of competition in Kenya Women League, the teams are very strong and they have managed to attract sponsorship from many different companies which has enabled players to be well facilitated,” Nabirye told The-SportsNation.

“Also, many spectators attend watch women football (leagues) which brings in revenue.

“In addition, women football enjoys some good space in the media compared to Uganda. There is some balance here on both sides to some extent.”

Nabirye also said that there are many chances for the players to be identified by different scouts to join clubs overseas, adding that three of her teammates have already joined the “best teams.”

During her stay at Asubo Gafford Ladies in Uganda, she scored eight goals in 28 games before signing for Vihiga.

The former Mutesa I University player commended FUFA’S recent initiatives to lift the standards of Women football but says that much still needs to be done.

Uwizera Haba Plan
Uwizera Haba Plan is a young buzzing writer, majorly focussing on Women Football.
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