Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) is using the East African Secondary School games to scout for girls who will represent Uganda at the Under 20 World Youth Football Championships.
The FUFA delegate representing Women Football, Paul Ssali says that twenty five girls from the different Ugandan schools taking part in the games in Fort Portal will be selected to play in the championships that will start next month in Canada.
The girls' football teams representing Uganda at the East African Secondary Games are Kyebambe Girls', Masaka Secondary School and Kawempe Muslim Secondary School.
Ssali says that currently there is no Under 20 girls' football team and the East African Games have come at an appropriate time when FUFA is in need of a team.
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Ssali also says that the best five girls from the Ugandan teams at the East African games will be given bursaries and selected to play in the national team.
FUFA President, Lawrence Mulindwa says that in a bid to promote Girls' Football in the country, the federation has embarked on identifying girls in various secondary schools in the country who can play in the national team.
Mulindwa also says that the National Football team will from next year comprise of girls from different parts of the country and not only from Buganda region as it has always been.