Express FC is considering having in place a women football team by 2020-2021 season as a way of popularizing Women football in Uganda, according Club Chairman Kiryowa Kiwanuka.
Kiwanuka made the revelations while speaking to participants at the inaugural Sseninde Foundation Women’s Football Workshop at Mackinnon Suites in Nakasero on Thursday.
Kiwanuka, who was one of the main speakers at the Workshop said,
“We shall have a women’s team by 2021,”he revealed.
“Right now we are sorting our senior team also paying keen attention to the juniors team. Once those two are stable we shall switch our attention to the women’s team.”
Buganda Premier Charles Peter Mayiga, Kawempe Moslem coach Ayub Khalifan, Uganda Sports Press Association Boss Patrick Kanyomozi were other dignitaries who attended the event that was moderated by renowned female Sports Journalist Usher Komugisha .
“We need to bring women back to the stadium, growing numbers doesn’t mean only men but women and children help in growing the fan base,” Kiwanuka said.
“You need to have a very clear structure for you to get results, that’s why we don’t want to rush, we want to take our time but by 2021 we shall be in position to have a women’s team,” he added.
Currently Uganda has a national wide women league – the FUFA Women Elite League- was started in 2015.