Group 1 of the FUFA Women Super League will climax on Saturday with two games but four of the five teams are still in contention for slots in the Championship playoffs.
It should be noted that this year’s League has two groups of five teams with the top two in each pool advancing to the semifinals.
Kawempe Muslim, Uganda Martyrs High School, Kampala Queens and Tooro Queens all have the chance to finish within the top two positions, considering the outcomes of Saturday’s games.
The two games today will see Uganda Martyrs take on Tooro Queens while Makerere who have no chance of qualifying will instead be battling to fend off relegation against Kampala Queens.
However, there was mayhem already in the pre-match meeting for Saturday’s games with certain teams not contended with the late change in kick-off times.
Initially Kampala Queens was supposed to play Makerere University at 9am but this game has since been moved to midday and the venue changed from the FUFA Technical Centre to Kakindu Stadium.
The organisers explained that they are trying to avoid any kind of syndicate thus having the two games played at the same time but this has fallen on deaf ears with clubs such as Makerere University and Uganda Martyrs vehemently opposing the decision.
Tooro Queens who lost to Kampala Queens have already threatened to throw away their final game citing poor officiating.
Back to the permutations
As earlier mentioned, four teams still have the chance of progressing to the playoffs and here is the breakdown;
Kawempe Muslim LFC
They are top of the table at the moment with 9 points from the four games played and already finished playing.
They also boast of a superior goal difference with 7 goals scored and conceding just one.
Kawempe Muslim therefore will hope that neither Kampala Queens nor Uganda Martyrs score goals galore to surpass the number of goals they managed.
Uganda Martyrs High School
Uganda Martyrs have six points and will go into the final game against Tooro Queens seeking for a win to avoid further calculations.
A win against the Country Queens will take them to 9 points and hope Kampala Queens who have -2 goal difference don’t win against Makerere University.
They are almost in the same situation as Uganda Martyrs and will go into the final game seeking a perfect result and hope Uganda Martyrs don’t win against Tooro Queens.
If both Uganda Martyrs and Kampala Queens win, then goal difference will be considered first according to the competition rules.
Therefore, Kampala Queens will need to score at least four goals to stand any chance in case matters also win by 1-0.
New comers Tooro Queens also have a chance of qualifying to the playoffs albeit the ball is not in their coat.
They will need to win against Uganda Martyrs High School with a big margin and hope winless Makerere University stun Kampala Queens.