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Jean, born on the 4th of December 1992 is a soccer player and the founder of the Jean Sseninde Foundation. The 27 year old plays for Queens Park Rangers W.F.C in the FA women’s national league. She is a defender.

Jean Namayega Sseninde, daughter to the state minister for Primary education in the  Ugandan cabinet, Rosemary Sseninde who is also the women’s representative of Wakiso District in the parliament of Uganda.

After her education Sseninde sought advice from the head coach of the Ugandan women’s national soccer team Majida Nantanda. Majida suggested that Jean should go ahead and join a professional football club in England. Jean has played for Clubs like Charlton Athletic women’s football club, London Phoenix Ladies FC

Jean is a member of the Common Goal initiative founded by Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, the Common Goal is an organization whose members pledge to give away at least 1% of their annual salary to Charity. She was the first African to make the pledge.

Jean Sseninde is the only female professional international footballer who is also the captain of the national women’s team. Jean founded her foundation in 2016 to empower girls and women through soccer. The foundation sponsors the annual Jean Sseninde women’s football development tournament aimed at discovering and mentoring female soccer talent in Uganda.

By: Oretha Chukwukere 

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