The Pirates team captain, Ivan Magomu says that the Hippos exhibited a fighting spirit but they employed exceptional tactics to win the game. Magomu stresses that their late head coach, Robert Sseguya's legacy of winning at all costs has made Hippos, a competitive team in the league.
“Football is won through moments and She-Maroons had their moment, which they used to score a winning goal. We are first-timers in this elite league and for sure the girls, most of whom are ordinary Level students, played their best, they have received the necessary exposure and if circumstances allow, they will play much better next season,” he said.
Lady Doves lost the FWSL title to Kawempe during the 2018/2019 season as both sides presented the much-needed rhythm to excel to the finals. Lady Doves ‘suffered a thigh injury during the first half of the quarter-final match. Ikwaput, who currently prides in seven goals earned from four games, has been earmarked as the club’s matchmaker due to her speed in getting the ball into their opponents' nets.
Uganda Martyrs earned a spot-kick in the 72nd minutes when their striker, Anita Namata was fouled in the 18-yard box. Kevin Nakachwa easily converted the penalty giving Uganda Martyrs their sole goal in the 76th minute.
Speaking to URN at their final training session at the Jinja based Dams water stadium on Friday evening, the Jinja Hippos, said they acquired the necessary skills and tips to win their remaining fixtures.
Shaka Ssozi, who came in as a second-half substitute scored Busoga United’s FC lone goal in the 56th, minute. MYDA’s Assistant Coach, James Kasirye blamed their loss on the six injured players who are still undergoing medical reviews.
Ngonde who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, says that they will strive to ensure that their new club maintains its glory in the league. “Our target is to ensure that the club outshines her critiques throughout the remaining matches,” he said.
Samuel Odong, the NRM National Youth League Publicity Secretary says there are powerful politicians who are campaigning against Kadaga’s bid for the CEC position by bribing delegates to boycott the forthcoming elections.