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Kampala Queens, UCU Lady Cardinals all but seal playoff slots

FUFA Women Elite League
Match Day 13

Elizabeth Group

Uganda Martyrs High School 0-1 Kampala Queens

Makerere University 2-4 UCU Lady Cardinals

Town View SS, Bugiri 1-0 Lango Queens

Victoria Group

Lady Doves 3-2 Ajax Queens

Dynamic SS Jjeza 0-3 Asubo Gafford Ladies

She Corporate 1-0 Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Rines WFC 0-0 Muteesa I Royal University

Kampala Queens are guaranteed of a spot in the playoffs of the 2018/19 FUFA Women Elite League following their hard-fought victory against Uganda Martyrs High School on Wednesday.

Lilian Mutuuzo scored against her former team to guide Kampala Queens to their second successive appearance in the championship playoff.

Faridah Bulega’s charges are assured of finishing either first or second in Elizabeth group regardless of the result in their final game against Lango Queens.

The victory meant Kampala Queens remained joint top on 27 points same as second-placed UCU Lady Cardinals who won 4-2 against Makerere University.

Kampala queens action Isra in 2018

Despite the absence of head coach Simon Peter Ssebulime who is bedridden at Nsambya Hospital, the Mukono based side got maximum points off Makerere University.

Skipper Moreen Kinavudori scored a brace while Jackeline Nakasi and Hasifa Nassuna added a goal apiece. Catherine Nagaddya netted twice for Makerere.

With a game to play, UCU Lady Cardinals need to avoid a loss against third-placed Olila High School in their final group game.

Olila High School who have 24 points will need to defeat UCU Lady Cardinals by an eight-goal margin to qualify for the playoffs.

Already relegated Town View SS picker their first win this season at home against another relegated side in Lango Queens thanks to Elizabeth Anyango’s goal.

In the Victoria group, the relegation fight got another twist following Asubo Gafford Ladies victory against Dynamic SS.

Joan Nabirye, Shakira Mutiibwa, and Claire Namatovu were all on the score sheet for Gafford Ladies who moved out of the red zone to sixth place on 14 points same as Ajax Queens FC that lost 3-2 to Lady Doves in Masindi.

This therefore means, Rines WFC who played out a goalless draw against Muteesa I Royal University dropped back to the relegation zone on 13 points.

Asubo Gafford Ladies visit Kawempe Muslim in their final game while Rines and Ajax Queens will be at home to Dynamic SS and She Corporate respectively.

Kawempe Muslim Ladies suffered their second loss this season falling to She Corporate in Nakawa courtesy of Jackie Ogol’s 8th-minute strike.

Despite the loss, the four-time champions remained top on 31 points, two ahead of second-placed Lady Doves.

The top two teams in each group qualify for the playoffs where the champion is determined.

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