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FWSL: Nalubowa inspires Makerere to late comeback against Kawempe Muslim


Result-Wednesday January 10th

  • Kawempe Muslim WFC 2-2  Makerere University WFC

Makerere University Women Football Club came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Kawempe Muslim at the Kawempe grounds on Wednesday evening.

Daphine Nalubowa started on the day for the Visitors as she assisted and scored one to pull her side from a ditch after a Yudaya Nakayenze brace had put the hosts ahead.

Visitors, Makerere University started the game in good style, creating three chances that fell to Namatovu Sharon.

Namotovu received the clearest of them all 26th minutes later after a good looped ball from Twesigye Jemimah but was put over the bar.

On what seemed not to be a good for the host team, Kawempe grew slowly into the game putting more and more pressure on the Makerere University defence which was commanded by their goal keeper Sharifah Kitali.

As it started heating up on the Visitors, a good ball from the right by Kawempe forward Yudaya Nakayenze into the box for Agnes Nabukenya, rolled to the left only attract Katali on to foul the on-form striker in the 30th minute.

Four minutes, a Nakayenze header opened the scoring for the hosts through a Samalie Nakacwa corner from the left to put Kawempe ahead.

With seven left to play in the opening half, Nabukenya dribbled past Makerere’s Catherine Namusoke who put in a great chip ball that Nakayenze tapped onto the lower part of the post.

Two minutes after restart, Nakayenze doubled Kawempe’s lead with her second of the day thanks to a weak clearance from Makerere’s Benitah Nagujja to set up a shot chance for the goal scorer.

In the 83rd minute, Daphine Nalubowa capitalized on a Nakacwa mistake on the left to deliver a pin point cross that landed on Namatovu’s boot for a flick to pull one back for the visitors.

With a minute left on the clock, Nalubowa turned from provider to goal scorer as she netted a free kick past Kawempe’s shot stopper Juliet Adeke from the left side at the near post.

Two minutes into added time, Rebecca Nakasato missed a clear chance to win it for the visitors after a good through ball to finish the game 2-2.

After the game, Makerere University head coach Fred Ndawula highlighted the game as one that was tense and tacticial;

“The game has been very tense and tacticial, we would have finished this game in the opening minutes but failed to but happy to at least get the point.”

For Kawempe Muslim, Assistant Coach Moses Nkata blames the late draw on poor defending;

“We lost a lot of balls on the right flanks, so sad also went on to lose two points from the two late goals from Makerere.”

“However we are going back to work on our defending since we were not solid enough in the second half.”

This result takes first placed Kawempe Muslim a point above defending Champion Kampala Queens on the FUFA Women Super League table while Makerere University stay 5th with 7 points.

In their upcoming games, Kawempe Muslim will visit Asubo Ladies welcome Kawempe Muslim on 14th January at Kampala Quality school.

For Makerere University, they will host Uganda Martyrs at Makerere University ground on the same day (14th).

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