By Edwin Kyle Kule
Kampala Queens FC assistant coach, Shafik Mutebi insists that his side still stand a considerable chance of making the FUFA Women Super League playoffs.
Kampala Queens played to a narrow 1-0 win over Uganda Martyrs Lubaga in their group A clash at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru on Wednesday afternoon.
“We need to keep pushing ourselves because we can still make it to the next level,” Mutebi said after the game.
“It was important to win today because we lost our first game so we were left with only two games which we had to win. Even a draw would make things complicated so we needed all points.”
“We needed a positive result and I am happy we have gone away with all points. We sat down after the loss against Kawempe Muslim and rectified a number of issues in our defence line.”
“Today we did not concede but I must say there is still room for improvement. There are moments Uganda Martyrs went one on one with our goalkeeper which was dangerous,” he added.
Kampala Queens suffered a 4-0 loss against Kawempe Muslim in their opening game in what was a one sided encounter.
According to Mutebi, the forwards still have a lot to do in terms of delivery. The team conceding four in the first game means they have a deficience which he notes can only be tallied by scoring more.
Rukia Namubiru broke the deadlock late to earn Kampala Queens their maiden win of the tournament.
Uganda Martyrs got a number of chances to level matters and even win the game but they were so wasteful on the day.
Catherine Nagadya and Spencer Nakacwa found themselves in great positions but their last touches were not clinical enough.
The results means Kawempe Muslim go level on six points with Uganda Martyrs while Kampala Queens and Tooro Queens are tied at three points leaving Makerere WFC at the bottom without a point.
How the teams lined up
Uganda Martyrs XI: Daphine Nyayenga (GK), Rebecca Nandhego, Esther Namusoke, Patience Nabulobi, Gloria Namugerwa, Kevin Nakacwa, Anita Namata, Brenda Munyana, Latifa Nakasi, Catherine Nagadya, Spencer Nakacwa
Kampala Queen XI: Joan Namusisi, Judith Sanyu, Dorcus Nabuufu, Precious Najjemba, Mwajuma Nabukwasi, Harriet Nakkuba, Rukia Namubiru, Lillian Mutuuzo, Sophia Nakiyingi, Resty Nanziri, Fauzia Najjemba