Sinan RAJUB SENOGA
Rines Women Football Club became the second team to book a place in this season’s FUFA Women Elite League after defeating Dynamic SS Jjeza 5-4 on penalties.
The full 90 minutes between the two former top-flight sides ended goalless and kicks from the penalty mark were to determine which team progresses to the semi finals.
Goalkeeper Elsie Najjemba was the heroine for Rines after saving Victoria Namakula’s effort.
Rines converted all their five penalties through Shakira Nalule, Eva Nagayi, Yuster Kayesu, Florence Nakalule and Maureen Nankinga.
While Namakula failed to convert her’s, Daphine Nalubowa, Aisha Namakaaya, Frankline Natumanya and Sandra Nakalya scored the four penalties for Dynamic.
Bright Nyanzi the head coach of Rines lauded his players but expressed his worry on not being clinical enough,
” I thank the girls for the performance though we have failed to convert the chances we had. But we won the game.”
Nyanzi said in a post match interview.
” I will try to talk to the girls and then I will try to change the strategy, if we fail to convert chances in open play we shall target on set pieces.”
Rines will face Bunyaruguru Girls in the first confirmed semi final slated for Tuesday 1st June.
Bunyaruguru beat King of Kings 2-0 in the first semi final played at Njeru.
The FUFA Women Elite League quarter finals will continue on Sunday with two games. Amuria High School will take on Wakiso Hill while Ajax Queens and She Maroons will face off in the second game.
Rines SS WFC XI; Elsie Najjemba (GK), Catherine Wujja, Hariat Khaudah, Hilder Nankya, Peace Aloyo, Anitah Nantume, Lydia Nababi, Shakirah Nalule, Eva Nagayi, Maureen Nankinga, Betty Nakubulwa
Dynamic SS Jjeza XI; Scovia Kabiiri (GK), Frankline Natumanya, Dorothy Nagawa, Lillian Kataike, Phiona Namusoke, Sandra Nakalya, Shadiah Nabukenya, Daphine Nalubowa, Cythia Morgan, Victoria Namakula, Aisha Namukaaya