South Sudan Football Association has appointed Jean Sseninde as a Consultant for South Sudan Women’s Football, its official.
The SSFA says that the Uganda Crested Cranes defender will be working to implement their four-year Women’s Football Strategy Sensitization plan starting in the month of October.
Sseninde who sits on the CAF Women’s Football Commitee, is a member of Common Goal organisation and the CEO of Sseninde Foundation.
The appointment is one of the plans South Sudan Federation has undertaken to develop their Women’s game.
The South Sudan Women National team, formed in 2011, played their first International game in the 2019 CECAFA Women’s Championship.
Sseninde is a former Crystal Palace and Queen’s Park Rangers defender and recently joined English lower division side Wakefield Trinity Ladies FC.
Sseninde’s mother Rosemary Sseninde, is a Primary Education State Minister who also serves as the Wakiso District Women’s Representative in the Parliament of Uganda.
South Sudan Using Ugandan Blueprint?
Sseninde is the latest acquisition by South Sudan FA from Uganda.
In their 2019 CECAFA Championship, South Sudan used five Uganda players at the tourney in Tanzania.
The players had to slightly change their names after naturalization – Namaganda Esther Okot, Kwagala Joan Moro Awuya, Nabbagala Autharas Stephen, Nakirijja Annet Adebo Vita and Nabulobi Mercy Cosmas Duku.
In the men’s game as well, they have acquired Uganda born players Rashid Toha, Tito Okello, Alionzi Nafian and Ivan Wani among others.