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FWSL: Uganda Martyrs duo in team of the season so far

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As the FUFA Women Super League takes a break, The touchline sports picks the best combined XI from the opening months of the campaign

We’ve reached the halfway point of the 2022-23 FUFA Women Super League, with the World Cup now just around the corner, and so far the campaign has thrown up a bucket load of fascinating storylines.

Are Kampala Queens really title winners? Are Lady Doves already challenging for the top four? And is Resty Nanziri unstoppable?

The season has also seen some newbies like Assiat Naluggwa take the division by storm, while some of the more established names have taken their game to new heights.

Our Team of the Season so far…

GK: Daisy Nakaziro ( Kampala Queens)

Vast experience is what she holds and her signing with Kampala Queens was a step higher in her career with high hopes of playing at the zonal qualifiers once again.

She holds the most clean sheets this season one might relay it on the back line in front of her but  her command is top notch.

RB: Asia Nakibuuka( Kampala Queens)

An example of Kampala Queens ‘s smart recruitment since their title loss last season, Nakibuuka just edges out the imperious Cissy Nakate for The touchline’s Team of the Season so far.

The right-back has fitted in perfectly in the Kampala Queens team pushing out last season’ s revelation Judith Sanyu putting up assists at a very impressive rate for a defender.

More than that, her experience from Kawempe Muslim and leadership have been vital in helping the Queens see out several mightily-impressive results this season.

CB: Lukiya Namubiru (Kampala Queens )

The Queens fanatics have had to wait an eternity to see Namubiru put up consistent impressive performances in the Kampala Queens shirt, and she has not hesitated in replicating the performances.

It is no exaggeration to say that she has been the best defender in the league so far, combining near-perfection on the ball with a reading of the game the defying her relatively-tender years in the no-more Ajax Queens.

With an appearance at THE 2022 WAFCON in the bag, the sky’s the limit for Namubiru, who is seeing his patience rewarded this season.

CB: Aisha Nantongo (Kawempe Muslim)

Aisha Nantogo has been around for a while with alot of speculation about her leaving the Kawempe side but all went down the drain. After a sloppy display at her WAFCON debut, she had enough rest but went on to start the season late with her team mates.

This was because the team was involved in the East Africa schools competition in Tanzania

She negativity affect her though, and has since gone on to calm things down at the heart of the Kawempe defence she may not have been perfect  but the bouncebackability she’s shown deserves massive credit.

LB: Sumaya Komuntale (Kampala Queens)

Sumaya Komutale has continued to reinvent what it means to be a left-back in the FUFA WSL this season despite her switch in Palaces.

A vital cog in the Kampala Queens’ machine that dominates unbelievable spaces in the opponents half has what it takes to be nightmare for opposition defences to deal with and also stop forwards from going past her at the same time.

She racks up among the best setpiece takers in the League and a tackle vs dribblers percentage comfortably over 50 however much there is talk of her slow pace.

DM: Immaculate Nakanjjako (Uganda Martyrs )

The unsung hero in the Uganda Martyrs team, she seats at the base of the Lubaga side’s midfield blocking through balls and stopping a number of players going past her allowing the likes of Sumaya Nalumu, Kevin Nakacwa and the rest play with any worry.

CM: Shakira Mutiibwa (Kampala Queens )

Considering Kampala Queens’s perfect start to the season, it’s nothing short of a miracle that Mutiibwa has shone this season after she join the Queens last season from Asubo Gafford Ladies.

She has got goal involvements in but most notably is her ability to carry on the whole midfield on her own with her size most notably the game between defending champions She Corporate has tried desperately to help his side out of a horrific rut helping her team win the game.

AM: Hadijah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim)

Be honest. Who saw this coming?

After a disappointing streak of games last season and couple of tournaments like the USSSA games, Nandago didn’t put her head down but just rose up to the occasion.

The U17 star has portrayed this in performances scoring a stunning five goals in just 9 FUFA WSL games and this has seen Nandago rise from a figure of a fun to the most productive players in the division.

ST: Assiat Naluggwa ( UCU Lady Cardinals)

She has been a revelation this scoring a total of seven (7) goals this season. The 19 year old has so far done well in helping the team keep in the top four after the departure of their star player Hasifah Nassuna.

ST: Latifah Nakasi (Uganda Martyrs)

She has been consistent over the last three campaigns with the current one included where she has so far put up six(6) goals in nine games.

Her goal poacher instinct and patience to stay infront of the goal has represented success for Uganda Martyrs this season, and if they are to manage to catch up with Kampala Queens in the second round, Nakasi’s goals are going to be pivotal.

ST: Resty Nanziri ( Kampala Queens)

So much has been said about Resty Nanziri’s consistent goal scoring form, putting up seven (7) goals for that it is difficult to put a new angle of her brilliance.

Nanziri is currently on track to score over 10 goals this season, and while that number is perhaps a bit of a stretch compared to her tally last season, it would take someone brave to bet against her smashing the single-season scoring record by the time the campaign closes.

Hard to defend against and now receiving the best service of her League campaign from Nassuna, Nalugya, Kunihira and Nandede, who knows what other statistical anomalies she will make reality over the next few months.

SUBSTITUTES.

GK: Sharon Kaidu (Uganda Martyrs)


Uganda Martyrs could have easily stuck with Daisy Nakaziro this summer, who enjoyed a strong end to the 2021-22 season.

However, after Nakaziro moved on, a golden opportunity presented its self to the second choice, Kaidu who has made a number of saves so far but most importantly added assists to her game.

He has also addressed a key criticism that has been levelled at him in last season. In the past, Kaidu has been accused of being unable to get hold of the loop shots outside the area because of her height but since then has conceded less from outside the area

LW: Norah Alupo (Lady Doves)

There was a lot of talk when Fazila Ikwaput left Lady Doves in the summer with Questions like who will replace her? Alupo has been rail-replacement bus service not only in terms  of goals scored but also goal involvements.

The team captain scored four goals against Rines SS WFC an action that attracted many individuals’ attention most especially the women football followers. Despite the different good displays, show against She Corporate this season stood out as a moment to remember.

CM: Shakira Nyigahirwa (Kawempe Muslim)

The U17 captain has proved to many, how important she is to the Kawempe side contributing a couple of assists and five goals to her name this season, scoring her last goal against Uganda Martyrs in a game where her lost it’s invincible home status.

ST: Catherine Nagadya(Uganda Matryrs)

With a good start to the campaign, former Makerere University WFC forward Nagadya has proved that she can be performing consistently at top level this season.

ST: Cecilia Apiding (Olila High School)

As the Soroti side was heading to a low, she arose to the occasion, with a number of assists and scoring four goals with a brace in there to keep them up on the level of the top sides, pushing them up to 5th with 12 points.

CB: Patience Nabuloobi (Uganda Martyrs)

Despite her few short comings like injuries, Nabuloobi has been solid throughout the first round something that not many saw coming after Halima Kanyago leaving the club to join UCU Lady Cardinals.

We await to see more of the performances in the second round to see who will get in or out of the team at the end of the season

Jeremiah Mugalu

FWSL: First round wraps up with Uganda Martyrs on the chase as Kampala Queens continue on top

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