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
For the first time ever, there will be a team from Bunyoro-Kitara region to play in the top tier league of Women’s football in Uganda. Tooro Queens won promotion to the FUFA Women Super League last year after overcoming Asubo Gafford Ladies in the promotional playoffs.
The new season will definitely be challenging given the tournament format that was set with the ten teams pooled into two groups of five. And for newcomers Tooro United FC, the realistic target will be to keep their slot in the league.
Under the stewardship of Rogers Ayesiga, The Fort Portal based outfit is in the same group with record Champions Kawempe Muslim, Uganda Martyrs High School, Kampala Queens and Makerere University.
The core of the team that played enroute to promotion has been maintained with players such as Sumaya Komuntale, Margret Kayima, Winnie Babirye and Joanita Ainembabazi among others.
They have also been able to bolster the squad with the addition of goalkeeper Gloria ‘Zaza’ Namakula and midfielder Moureen ‘Monti’ Afoyo both from Ajax Queens.
An industrious player who always helps the team in terms of going forward. She has the ability to operate on either flank, good at taking on defenders and has an eye for goal.
Alongside Ruth Nyakato, Winnie Babirye and Afoyo, Tooro Queens will definitely surprise many.
The strength of the team is that majority of the players have been together for long time, coming from King of Kings Secondary School.
These include Cissy Kabarwani, Cissy Kamuli, skipper Jolly Kobusingye and Mary Kabaculezi among others.
With many of the players playing at the top level for the first time, the competition could be tough for them. The lack of experience is likely to be Tooro Queens’ weakness.
Gloria Namakula, Cecilia Kamuli, Jolly Kobusinge (C), Cissy Kabarwani, Jamila Nabulime, Slyvia Kempango Sylvia, Resty Kobusobozi, Joanita Ainembabazi, Moureen Afoyo, Sumaya Komuntale, Ruth Nyakato, Winnie Babirye, Margret Kayima, Imelda Kasemiire, Mary Kabaculezi, Stella Basemera
Rukia Kaijuka – Team Manager
Douglas Kauhuma -CEO
Rogers Ayesiga -Head Coach
Solomon Nyakairu -Assistant Coach