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Women's Day: Celebrating women administrators

By Sarah Adong

Added 5th March 2020 10:38 AM

Ahead of Sunday’s Women’s Day commemoration, New Vision is paying tribute to some of Uganda’s best female performers over the last year.

Women's Day: Celebrating women administrators

From left, Aisha Nalule, Peninnah Kabenge and Mariam Mpaata

Ahead of Sunday’s Women’s Day commemoration, New Vision is paying tribute to some of Uganda’s best female performers over the last year.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

Women remain the fastest growing force in Ugandan sport, making this week pretty special for the industry. Ahead of Sunday's Women's Day commemoration, New Vision is paying tribute to some of Uganda's best female performers over the last year. Today, we look at women administrators:

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Aisha Nalule

Competitions director at Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA). She is the longest serving female football administrator. Begun her work at FUFA as the finance officer in 1996, thereafter attended a number of courses organised by FIFA and CAF in football management.


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Peninnah Kabenge

Head of Sports and Recreation Department Makerere University She is the longest serving sports administrator at the university after attaining vast experience as a player. Kabenge is the vice president of FISU and the first woman to serve in that position. She is the Association of African Sports federations second vice president.

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Mariam Mpaata

She is the founder of Watoto Africa Soccer Awards that runs in Mombasa and Iganga. She is also the captain and goalkeeper at Soccer Divas Club. She opened Junior Stars Football school in Mombasa in 2008 with five balls.

Eleven years down the lane, she has developed so many other football initiatives that have brought over 70,000 youth, women and men together.



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