Kawempe Muslim is the first team to book a place in the playoffs of the 2018/19 season of the FUFA Women Elite League after a narrow 2-0 win away to Ajax Queens on Saturday at Buddo SS.
Kawempe Muslim had a boggy first half were the football Queens created more chances but they could not go past kawempe shot-stopper Juliet Adeke.
Kawempe striker Juliet Nalukenge scored for the visitors in the 75th minute before Asia Nakibuka doubled the lead in the 90th minute.
“As I said before the game we came to win and we have managed to collect the three points,” Kawempe head coach Ayub Khalifan told www.football-256.com.
“We had a bad first half but my players came back strong in the second half and we went on to score two goals.”
“We are in playoffs and I hope for more if am to say that this is the best season since the departure of Sandra Nabweteme, Hasifah Nassuna and many star players,” Khalifan added.
Ajax queens head coach Michael Natima was not happy with his strikers after failing to convert created chances which would have helped his side to win the game.
“The players did not play as expected if you compare our last game against Muteesa, we lost because players failed to score yet we created the chances in first half.”
“We always have a problem when players start school, the time they give the club is not enough and I can’t blame them for that because that’s the state of our game,” Natima said.
- Kawempe Muslim’s win against Ajax was their second this season after 1-0 win in the first round at home.
- Ajax Queens have not scored a single goal in their last four meetings against Kawempe, conceding seven
- Juliet Nalukenge’s goal in the 75th minute was her first against Ajax in three seasons and her tenth this season
- Kawempe stretch their lead on top of Victoria Group, now on 28 points in 10 games this season
- This was Ajax Queens’ second loss at home this season, the first came against Lady Doves in the first round
- Kawempe Muslim has gone 810 minutes without conceding a single goal, scoring 25 in their last nine games
- This was Ajax Queens fourth game without scoring a single goal this season, but their fifth in all competition
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