FWC: Kampala Queens edge Isra, proceed to round of 16

By Football256 Team

Aisha Namukisa’s lone strike was enough for Kampala queens to knock Isra Soccer Academy out of the Fufa Women Cup at the round of 32 stage in a match played at Kawempe on Saturday evening.

The all-important goal for Faridah Bulega coached side came in the 24th minute of the game through a direct freekick from the middle of the park. 

Bulega praised her players for applying the game plan which helped them win the game that was very close.

“We planned better than them and the players played according to the plan that’s why we managed to keep that 1-0 lead from the 24th minutes to the end of the game,” Bulega told www.football-256.com before adding.

“Am happy that we will be playing in the next round of the Fufa Women Cup, every game comes with a different strategy and will be waiting for the draws to see who we will be playing.”

Kampala Queens coach Faridah Bulega (L) celebrates with her captain Aisha Namukisa, after the latter had scored the winner against Isra Soccer Academy | courtesy Photo

Isra tried to do some amends but their efforts were frustrated by the center referee Shamira Nabukenya who denied them possible penalties on two occasions which Isra coach Isma Nkugwa believes those decisions would have changed the game. 

“We had a good game and we could have won it, though the referee couldn’t give us two open penalties but that is football.”

“I thank my players for the efforts though we couldn’t go past this round and our focus now will be on the league where we know that every game counts,” he added.

This marks the first time Kampala Queens go past the first round of the Fufa Women Cup in their history.

Stats

  • Kampala Queens have not lost to Isra in the last five meeting winning three and drawing twice
  • This was Isra’s third loss in the last six games at home but second against Kampala Queens this season
  • Kampala Queens have not lost a game in the last six outings this season, winning five and drawing once
  • This is the first time Isra failed to score against Kampala Queens since their promotion in 2017
  • Kampala Queens cruise to the second round for of the Fufa Women Cup for the first time in the last three editions

Fufa Women’s Cup round of 32 results
Rines SS 0(2)-0(4) Divine Girls
UCU Lady Cardinals 1-3  Kawempe Muslim
Olila High School – Amuria High (Amuria didn’t travel)
Makerere University –  Town View SS (Town View didn’t travel)
Uganda Martyrs 10-0  Watoto WFC 
Kumi University – Echos High School (Kumi didn’t turn)
Asubo Gafford Ladies 6-0 Luweero Women 
Kamodi High 0-4  Sagich Royal
She Corporates 1-0  Ajax Queens
Jerome Uganda 0(2) – 0(4) Mwanda Foundation
Kawempe Junior 3-0  High land SS
Wakiso Hills 0-7 Lady Doves FC
Tooro Queens 3-2 Dynamic SS  
Isra Soccer Academy 0-1 Kampala Queens 
Muteesa 1 Royal 1(4)-1(3) Lango Queens
Bunyaruguru Girls – Western United (Western United withdrew)

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