Fauzia Najjemba celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Tooro Queens (Credit: Stephen L Mayamba)

FUFA Women Super League

Kampala Queens 2-1 Tooro Queens

Fauzia Najjemba was the difference as Kampala Queens overcame Tooro Queens in a closely contested affair played on Friday at the FUFA Technical Centre.

The Kampala Queens captain scored a brace with the second goal coming at the very death of the game.

The Crested Cranes striker who had looked blunt in the first two games came to the party to lift her team to victory and brighten their chances of making it to the Championship playoffs.

New comers Tooro Queens had taken the lead in the 23rd minute through Mary Kabuculezi who was starting her first game at the tournament.

She dashed through the middle and calmed her nerves before sending a low drive past on rushing goalkeeper Joan Namusisi.

Najjemba nearly equalised immediately when Sophia Nakiyingi picked her inside the area but her feeble effort was easily collected by Gloria Namugerwa.

In the 41st minute, Kampala Queens were awarded a penalty which was vehemently protested by Toro Queens players and the technical area.

The captain, Najjemba took the responsibility to slot home for the equalizer.

In the second half, Tooro Queens seemed the better side and looked comfortable on the ball while Kampala Queens on the other hand were tired.

However, with the game destined for the end, Najjemba took matters into her own hands to slot past goalkeeper Namakula.

Kampala Queens now go into the final game against Makerere University with six points while Tooro Queens who play Uganda Martyrs on Saturday have three points.

Kampala Queens Starting XI

Joan Namusisi, Judith Ssanyu, Dorcus Nabuufu, Mwajuma Nabukwasi, Precious NajjembaHarriet Nakkuba, Lukia Namubiru, Lillian Mutuuzo, Resty Nanziri, Fauzia Najjemba, Sophia Nakiyingi

Substitutes

Jackie Ogol, Resty Nalweyiso, Immaculate Odalu, Winnie Kwatulira, Christine Atuhaire, Patricia Busingye

Coach: Isma Mukiibi

Tooro Queens FC Starting XI

Gloria Namakula, Slvia Kempango, Jolly Kobusinge, Cissy Kabarwani, Jamila Nabulime, Margaret Kayima, Moureen Afoyo, Sumaya, Komuntale, Ruth Nyakato, Mary Kabaculezi, Winnie Babirye

Substitutes

Cissy Kamuli (GK), Imelda Kasemire, Joanita Ainembabazi, Stella, Basemera

 Coach: Rogers Ayesiga

Joel Muyita

Joel Muyita is a senior staff writer at Kawowo Sports.

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