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.
Three senior players including Goalkeeper and skipper Denis Masinde Onyango, midfielders Michael Azira and Hassan Wasswa Mawanda retired within a space of one-week driving speculation on the state of affairs in Uganda Cranes camp.
the Sports State Minister, Denis Hamson Obua, says they consulted Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB and reached a final decision not to give special UCE examinations to the players. He told the Education Committee of parliament chaired by Jacob Opolot said giving the players special exams will open a Pandora Box
Alex Isabirye, the caretaker coach of Kyetume FC admits that they have internal challenges, which are frustrating his team from winning. He, however, says the responsible stakeholders are drafting the necessary solutions needed to better their performance.
Shaka Ssozi, who came in as a second-half substitute scored Busoga United’s FC lone goal in the 56th, minute. MYDA’s Assistant Coach, James Kasirye blamed their loss on the six injured players who are still undergoing medical reviews.
Edward Kazibwe, the Villa Coach says that after one of their players was sent off the pitch, they devised means of making more substitutes like Salim who converted the available chances into a goal and eventually secured them three points from the away game.
The partnership that extends to all FUFA's affiliated teams will see Umbro supply both men’s and women’s national teams with high-performance match kits, training and off-field apparel, as well as equipment.