Tooro Queens XI (Credit: John Batanudde)

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.

Tooro Queens players and officials celebrate their success (Credit: John Batanudde)

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.

Tooro Queens head coach Rigers Ayesiga shouts to the skies in celebrations (Credit: John Batanudde)

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.

Tooro Queens players in a training session at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru (Credit: John Batanudde)

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.

Key Player

Joan Ainembabazi

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.

Joan Ainembabazi in training

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

Joel Muyita is a senior staff writer at Kawowo Sports.

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