By Edwin Kyle Kule
Uganda Martyrs Lubaga head coach, Rodgers Nkugwa is bitter with how his charges handled their opening game of the FUFA Women’s Super League.
Women football returned after 13 months of no action due to the COVID-19 pandemic that led to the closure of all sporting activities in 2020.
Uganda Martyrs Lubaga registered a 1-0 hard-fought win against Makerere University WFC in the opening game of this year’s league held at FUFA Technical Center, Njeru.
“The players went off the game plan which I am not happy with,” Nkugwa told media after the game.
“We left the dressing room with an idea that from word go we had to go for an early goal and kill the game in the first half with at least two goals.”
“We failed to utilise our chances so our opponents got the confidence which made it hard for us to penetrate and earn the goal. But we have marked the areas to tackle to shape the team better.”
“We won the game and in football, the three points will always be crucial in the game and I am proud to say we shall build from that and get better,” Nkugwa added.
Uganda Martyrs dominated the game from the early stages of the game and had two scoring opportunities to go ahead but Spencer Nakacwa and Catherine Nagadya failed to utilise their chances.
The first half ended goalless with both either side coming close but Uganda Martyrs carried more disappointment for failing to make their advantage stick.
The decisive goal arrived with 19 minutes to go through Kevin Nakacwa’s goal from the penalty spot after Anitah Namata was fouled inside the area.
Makerere University XI: Zahara Nankya (Gk), Viola Namuddu, Yudaya Nalubega, Salima Namirimu, Stella Namisango, Josephine Ndagire, Jemima Twesigye, Sharon Namatovu, Rebecca Nakasato, Amina Nababi, Carol Anyango
Uganda Martyrs XI: Daphine Nyayenga (Gk), Rebecca Nandegho, Esther Namusoke, Patience Nabulobi, Gloria Namugerwa (C), Kevin Nakacwa, Catherine Nagadya, Sumaya Nalumu, Latifah Nakasi, Anita Namata, Spencer Nakacwa