"A draw is not bad for us while away from home and we believe it will help us to create winning chances during our upcoming home game against Tooro United FC," Bright Star's interim head coach Simon Peter Mugerwa said.
Uganda’s lone goal was scored through a penalty by team captain Fauzia Najjemba in the 73rd minute of the game. With the current result, Uganda maintains the first position of the tournament’s table standings, followed by fellow title contender, Ethiopia.
On Sunday, 32 youths from different parts of Eastern Uganda underwent trials at the Njeru based FUFA technical center in Buikwe district. Twenty participants made it through the trials, which included physical fitness, health checks and dribbling skills.
“Football is won through moments and She-Maroons had their moment, which they used to score a winning goal. We are first-timers in this elite league and for sure the girls, most of whom are ordinary Level students, played their best, they have received the necessary exposure and if circumstances allow, they will play much better next season,” he said.
Lady Doves lost the FWSL title to Kawempe during the 2018/2019 season as both sides presented the much-needed rhythm to excel to the finals. Lady Doves ‘suffered a thigh injury during the first half of the quarter-final match. Ikwaput, who currently prides in seven goals earned from four games, has been earmarked as the club’s matchmaker due to her speed in getting the ball into their opponents' nets.
Mutebi says that their technical bench will reorganize the defence, midfield and striking lines to ensure that players avoid unnecessary mistakes to stop them from conceding goals in the remaining games.
Uganda Martyrs earned a spot-kick in the 72nd minutes when their striker, Anita Namata was fouled in the 18-yard box. Kevin Nakachwa easily converted the penalty giving Uganda Martyrs their sole goal in the 76th minute.