FUFA Women Super League
Tuesday Results
Uganda Martyrs WFC 0-1 FC Tooro Queens FC
Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC 0-1 Rines SS WFC

Tooro Queens registered their first win in the 2021/22 FUFA Women Super League season on Tuesday after overcoming Uganda Martyrs WFC in a closely contested encounter played in Lubaga.

The Country Queens had witnessed all their opening five games ending in draws until Tuesday evening when they eventually secured maximum points.

Tooro Queens celebrate their goal against Uganda Martyrs WFC (John Batanudde)

Left-back cum winger Sumaya Komuntale scored the solitary goal of the game and Tooro Queens needed goalkeeper Gloria ‘Zaza’ Namakula to be on top of her game to edge past Uganda Martyrs WFC.

Sumaya Komuntale celebrates after scoring against Uganda Martyrs WFC (John Batanudde).

The game was also highlighted with a would be equalizer for Uganda Martyrs cancelled by referee Immaculate Achiro at the stroke of half time.

The hosts got better of proceedings at the start and had the first attempt at goal in the fourth minute through Brenda Munyana but goalkeeper Namakula was equal to the effort.

Catherine Nagadya of Uganda Martyrs WFC in action. (John Batanudde)

The decisive moment came in the 19th minute when defender Rebecca Nandhego failed to clear the ball away and instead gifted it to Komuntale.

The lanky defender who is often deployed as forward at the club pounded onto the loose ball with full force and her ferocious strike went straight into the back of the net.

Sumaya Komuntale wheels away in celebration (John Batanudde).

A minute to the break, Uganda Martyrs were awarded a penalty after defender Jamila Nabulime brought down Anita Namata inside the area.

Midfielder Kevin Nakacwa took the responsibility of levelling matters but goalkeeper Namakula saved her initial effort. The rebound was quickly met by Nakacwa who slotted home only for the referees to cancel the goal.

Kevin Nakacwa (with the ball) missed the penalty initially before her rebound was cancelled. (John Batanudde).

This left Uganda Martyrs bench furious and coach Rogers Nkugwa had a go at the match officials during the interval and even after the game.

In the second half, Uganda Martyrs WFC stepped up efforts in pursuit of salvaging at least a point but met a resilient Tooro Queens backline that offered no opportunity.

Elizabeth Nakigozi and Sumaya Nalumu aka Fresh Kid came on immediately before resumption, replacing Latifah Nakasi and Winnie Nakanwagi respectively while Shamusa Najjuma was introduced later in place of Esther Naluyimba.

Goalkeeper Namakula made numerous saves to keep the hosts at bay and eventually guided her team to victory.

The win lifts Tooro Queens to fourth place on 8 points, same as Olila High School WFC. Uganda Martyrs WFC on the other hand drop to seventh position with 6 points in 4 games.

In the other game played on Tuesday, Kawempe Muslim Ladies were stunned at home by new comers Rines SS WFC.

The Wakiso based outfit got their first win of the season thanks to Yasmeen Nalukwago’s lone goal.

Victory eventually lifted Rines SS WFC out of the drop zone and they now occupy 8th place on the log with 5 points.

Action will resume over the weekend with table leaders She Corporate visiting Olila High School WFC in Soroti while wounded UCU Lady Cardinals will take on Kampala Queens.

Elsewhere Rines SS WFC will make a trip to Luzira to take on She Maroons FC. The other game will see Tooro Queens entertain bottom placed Lady Doves at Buhinga Stadium in Fort Portal City.

Joel Muyita

Joel Muyita is a senior staff writer at Kawowo Sports.

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