FWEL: Ajax Queens Defeat 10-man Eastern Heroes

Fufa Women Elite league

Ajax Queens 1-0 Eastern Heroes

Ajax Queens claimed maximum points on the opening day of the Fufa Women Elite league after edging past Eastern Heroes in the game played at Onward and Outward SS playground in Bulenga.

Maureen Afoyo’s first half strike was enough for Ajax Queens to bag all three points on the opening day of the third edition of the women’s league.

Afoyo gave the home side the lead in the 5th minute when she stepped up to convert from a free kick.

Eastern Heroes almost had a quick response four minutes later but Hamidu Ngobi’s goal was cancelled after infringement on Ajax’s goalkeeper Gloria Namakula which prompted play to temporarily stop for five minutes with the goalkeeper receiving treatment.

Maria Grace Nakanwagi had an opportunity to double the lead but she failed to put the ball past Eastern Heroes goalkeeper Irene Arinteng in a one on one situation.

The visitors were reduced to ten players after referee Anna Akoyi sent off striker Rema Naikoba for kicking goalkeeper Namakula.

Eastern Heroes opted to go defensive after recess to limit the damage containing Ajax Queens.

Skipper Lukiya Namubiru tapped from close range in the 56th minute but she had her goal disallowed for offside.

New recruit Bridget Nabisaalu who was making her debut at Ajax Queens came close to scoring 15 minutes to time but her shot hit the woodwork before heading out for a goal kick.

Ajax Queens coach Mulindwa Frank was convinced with the result despite missing several scoring opportunities.

“We lacked sharpness in the final third but I believe this was the first game in the season so it was always going to be hard to hit the ground going, page ” he said.

Ajax Queens now lead Victoria group on 3 points and play against Olila  women’s team on Saturday.

Ajax Queens starting XI

Gloria Namakula, Pira Mary, Fanny Ikimaye,Joselyn Muhonerwa,Brenda Nasozzi,Maureen Afoyo,Nabisaalu Bridget, Namubiru Lukiya,Carol Nakyanzi,Maria Grace Nakanwagi,Harriet Nakuba

Eastern Heroes starting XI

Irene Akinteng,Grace Abejaann,Latifah Nalule,Akuku Peninah,Ajore Immaculate, Katono Priscilla, Naikoba Rema,Janet Anigo,Hamidu Ngobi,Cleo Alobo,Rebecca Aduo

Saturday fixtures

Ajax Queens vs Olila women’s team

Kawempe Muslim vs London Stallions

Wakiso  Hills vs Gafford Ladies

Riness vs Western United


Buikwe She Red stars vs UCU Lady Cardinals

Kampala Queens vs Muteesa I Royal University

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