Football

Two Ugandan Female Footballers Join The Ranks in USA

Sandra Nantumbwe(L) and Joan Nakirya (R) at Entebbe International Airport on Monday

There is perhaps honest surprise about the tremendous trend that women’s football in Uganda is growing.

With the strategies in place to develop the game, there has been increased participation and interest over the Years.

After the start of the Fufa Women’s elite league in 2015, playing on a regular basis has allowed girls/women to showcase their adeptness.

Last year, it was Sandra Nabweteme who benefited joining South West Oklahoma State University after impressing at Kawempe Muslim.

At the moment, two players have landed scholarships in the USA because of their ability to play soccer.

Sandra Nantumbwe (Gafford Ladies) and Joan Nakirya (Kawempe Muslim) have joined Redlands Community College Oklahoma, USA on a full scholarship.

Nantumbwe a creative midfielder and versatile Nakirya departed for the USA on Monday after securing Visa.

Nakirya told ChimpReports that she is delighted about the opportunity and is ready to take it on with both hands.

“I’m happy that my dream has coming true, I thank God for the gift of life, for everyone who has played apart so that i make it to Redlands community college, and more especially Gaford ladies manager Henry Barungi, I will miss my friends but I’m going to USA to work hard and I promise I will be a better person in future,” she said.

Nakirya has been a key figure at Kawempe Muslim often deployed as a left back but with the ability to play on either flank. She has helped Kawempe win three consecutive league titles.

Nantumbwe on the other hand is a great central midfielder who was part of the Created Cranes team that played the Cecafa tournament last year.


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