FUFA Women Elite League
Luweero Giants Queens 3-2 Dynamic SS Jjeza WFC
Newcomers Luweero Giants Queens made a perfect start to life in the FUFA Women Elite League after overcoming Dynamic SS Jjeza in scintillating fashion.
Despite trailing 2-0 at halftime, Luweero came back recharged and scored three goals in the closing 45 minutes to eventually claim all three points.
Aisha Namukaaya and Daphine Nalubowa gave Dynamic SS Jjeza the lead at the break but Luweero Giants Queens bounced back through Sandra Ndagire, Teddy Achandi and Florence Nakaggwa scored a goal apiece.
Dynamic SS were dominant in the opening stages of the game and took the lead in the 17th minute through Namukaaya who tapped home from the rebound after goalkeeper Saidah Namwanje had initially saved Nalubowa’s attempt.
Nalubowa doubled the lead for Dynamic SS she went through on goal and sent a low drive into the back of the net.
Upon restart, Luweero Giant Queens made changes, including shifting Nakaggwa from defence to midfield and this paid off dividends.
She gave the team hopes of a comeback in the 65th minute and four minutes later, Achandi who was industrious on the day levelled matters with a beauty.
Her effort hit the base of the left goal post, moved to the right post before finding its way into the back of the net.
With 11 minutes to fulltime, Luweero completed their comeback thanks to Sandra Ndagire’s curling strike from the right wing.
The win takes Luweero Giants Queens top of the table and will face King of Kings on Sunday while Dynamic SS Jjeza on the other hand will play Asubo Gafford Ladies.
Luweero Giants Queens Starting XI
Saidah Namwanje(GK), Ruth Kanyinyizi, Christine Namugenyi, Florence Nakaggwa, Phionah Ayikoru, Reginah Lwetuuso, Sandra Ndagire, Lydia Namyalo, Teddy Achandi, Hadijah Babirye.
Stella Nagaddya, Sarah Tambula, Joyce Nankunda Aisha Nalweyiso.
Coach: Edward Lugoloobi
Dynamic SS Jjeza WFC Starting XI
Scovia Kabiiri (GK), Lillian Kataike, Daphine Nalubowa, Phionah Namusoke, Frank Natumanya, Morgan Cynthia, Aisha Namukaaya, Shadia Nabukenya, Bint Faiza Brahim, Sandra Nakalya, Dorothy Nagawa.
Saarifah Namutebi, Victoria Namakula, Phionah Nankya, Felista Allesur, Faith Nanyanzi, Zam Nakiyaga.
Coach: Meddie Walusimbi.