Fufa Women’s Elite League
Match Day One:
Rines SS 1-1 Asubo-Gafford Ladies
The Fufa women’s Elite league 2019/20 season kicked off over the weekend with seven encounters from different playgrounds.
At Namuseera UMEA in Wakiso, the hosts Rines SS shared spoils with Asubo-Gafford Ladies in a game played on Sunday evening.
Through Kayesu Yuster, Rines SS gained a lead in 26th minute with a low press shot that went past Asubo-Gafford’s custodian Zulaikah Ngamitah.
However, through Namatovu Claire, the visitors leveled the matters with a header in 30th minute.
25yard freekick swung in by Sheebah Zalwango that was saved by Rines’ custodian but a rebound found Claire Namatovu in a clear position to head In the first goal for Gafford in a season.
Zulaikah Ngamitah, Asubo-Gafford Ladies’ custodian, on her debut impressed with her game reading, saves and Defence organisation. it is Anticipated she is to give tight competition to old girls in the same position, the likes of Diana Nantongo and Elsie Najjemba who are currently sitting their UACE exams.
Though they had limited numbers on the day (only 11 players) Asubo-Gafford put up strong challenge against compacted Rines, to the extent of hitting the crossbar towards the closure of business, sorry to Shakirah Mutibwa’s effort that was denied by Woodwork.
“First of all am happy for a point we earned against Asubo-Gafford, and i am happy with the performance of my girls because Gafford is a big team so a point is important to us” Nyanzi Bright reacted after game.
His counterpart, Mugenyi David, Asubo-Gafford Ladies’ tactician was not pleased with the performance of her girls but he put the blame for the limited time he had with them.
“The performance wasn’t generally good but a point is also important to us because we were away and I had limited time with them but I believe we shall win our next game which is at and to have more time with these girls because our sole target is to get back to top flight league” said Mugenyi David.
This has been the first game for Mugenyi to control Asubo-Gafford touchline as head coach.
In Elizabeth group, Asubo-Gafford sit fourth on table while Rines SS sit fifth, both with one point each.
Asubo-Gafford will be at home on Sunday in their second league game playing against Amuria High while Rines will be hosting Paidha Women on the same date.
Asubo-Gafford Starting Lineup
Zulaikah Ngamitah G.K, Patricia Namuli, Lydia Namutebi, Rebecca Nansasi,Claire Namatovu, Sheebah Zalwango, Medrine Nabbongo, Oliver Nansereko, Miriam Nakayiwa, Joan Nabirye, Shakirah Mutiibwa (C)
Coach: Mugenyi David
Rines S.S Starting line up
Winfred Akuru G.K, Florence Nakalule, Sumayah Nakaweesi, Anitah Natume, Peace Aloyo, Shirah Namokola,Lydia Nababi (C), Bridget Nalukenge, Eva Naggayi, Yuster Kayesu, Moureen Nankinga.
Sumini Namaganda, Nasabu Nakate,
Harimah Nanteza, Catherine Wujja, Brenda Kanyi
Head Coach: Bright Nyanzi
Asst: Abdul Masereka
Team Doctor: Ivan Isheengoma
RESULTS FOR MATCH DAY One
Isra Soccer Academy 2-0 Tooro Queens
Nandango Hadija ( Isra Soccer Academy)
Alworongo Deborah (Isra Soccer Academy)
Vision WFC 0 -2 Town View SS
Nakayima Saluwa (Town View)
Nabaigwa Esther (Town View)
Dynamic Jjeza SS 1-0 Wakiso Hills
Daphine Nalubowa (Dynamic Jjeza)
Amuria High Sch 0-4 Makerere University
Nalubega Yudaya (Makerere Univ)
Nababi Amina (Makerere Univ)
Twesigye Jemima (Makerere Univ)
Naiga Mayi (Makerere Univ)
She Maroons 0-0 Bunyaruguru girls
Lango Queens 1-0 Town View SS
Akullu Zam (Lango Queens)
Rines SS 1-1 Asubo Gafford Ladies
Kayesu Yuster (Rines SS)
Namatovu Claire (Asubo Gafford)