2021 FUFA Women Super League Season Preview
- The league will be played in a tournament format
- Ten teams divided into two groups
- Top two from each group progress to the Championship playoff
Group A: Makerere University, Kawempe Muslim, Kampala Queens, Tooro Queens, Uganda Martyrs HS
Group B: She Corporate, UCU Lady Cardinals, Lady Doves, Isra Soccer Academy, Olila High School
She Corporate Special
She Corporate and Kawempe Muslim Ladies are the only two clubs of the eight which played the inaugural league in 2015 that are still competing at the highest level. Whereas The latter are the record Champions with four titles, the former on the other hand have nothing to show.
Besides, finishing third in the maiden Championship and reaching the final of the FUFA Women’s Cup in 2018, She Corporate have ultimately witnessed most of the campaigns end in disappointment.
For the last two campaigns, the Nakawa based side has been on a spending spree, making several marquee signings. At the start of the 2018/19 season the team re-signed Vanessa Karungi, Wilmer Nantumbwe and Cissy Nantongo from Olila High School.
The trio had guided Olila to winning the inaugural FUFA Women’s Cup in 2017 and their arrival seemed to have bolstered the She Corporate squad.
The efforts were futile at the end of the regular season with the team failing to qualify for the Championship playoff.
Last season, She Corporate were at it again adding players like Phiona Nabbumba, Bridget Nabisaalu, Miriam Ibunyu, Janat Tungu and Ronah Nantege among others but still there were no dividends realized. By the time the league was halted due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the team was occupying 5th position with 8 points in 7 games.
Ahead of the new season, coach Ali Zzinda who has been under immense pressure for the last years to deliver will be hoping to make progress and the target is definitely to as far as winning the Championship. The big question is whether The Sharks will right the wrongs this time.
Zzinda is optimistic that the team assembled will be able to put the pieces together and earn the desired targets.
“The season is a bit challenging considering the time we have been out of action and the changes in the playing format. We must be efficient in every game and make sure we use every available opportunity to win games. I believe we have assembled a good team that will ably compete.” He told Kawowo Sports.
Unlike the previous two campaigns, She Corporate this time round has not signed many players with Margaret Namirimu from Muteesa I Royal University the only notable new arrival.
She is a key pillar for She Corporate in the midfield and gives the team the drive, igniting attacks within her won half.
However, she has often blown hot and cold and at times frowns when responsibility comes her way.
Nabbumba should also add to her numbers (goals and assists) given the fact that the team struggles to find the outlet.
She Corporate arguably have the best squad in the league in terms of abilities of players from goalkeepers, to defenders and midfielders.
For instance, skipper Vanessa Karungi and Fatuma Matovu are almost at the same level.
With the addition of Namirimu, the backline has experienced players like Nabisaalu, Nantumbwe, Swabrah Nkooba and Winnie Nabbale.
Not even the absence of Miriam Ibunyu who is out injured is likely to affect the team.
For quite a long time, the team has lacked a reliable finisher and this has been their biggest undoing. Whereas, the team is able to create scoring opportunities, the forwards on several occasions have been wanting and this is likely to haunt them once again.