Zonal Qualifiers: Lady Doves Hold On To Deny Simba Queens

Match Day 2 Group A
*Lady Doves 0-0 Simba Queens
Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi Kenya
Tuesday August 31st, 2021

Uganda’s representatives at the inaugural CAF Women Champions league CECAFA zonal Qualifiers, Lady Doves picked aa point after a goalless draw against Simba Queens on Tuesday.

Lady Doves finished the game a player down after Sarah Nakuya was shown a red card in the second half, and the side held on to deny Simba Queens maximum points.

This was the second game for both teams in Group A that was being played on Tuesday.

The Believers who had a 5-0 victory against FAD FC in their opener remain on top of the table while Simba Queens who earlier took care of Burundi’s PVP FC with 4-1 scoreline remain in second.

Despite scoring a couple in their respective opening games, both sides failed to impress in front of goal.

Simba Queens started the better side in the opening minutes, dorminating play as the Ugandan side at the back to catch them on a break.

Their endless attacks almost paid off in the 27th minute but Opa Clement’s effort from a free kick went just a few inches.

Moments later, Lady Doves goalkeeper Daisy Nakaziro was called into action to save Mawete Musolo’s effort when on one on one situation.

Goalless it ended at the break as it revealed more work to be done by the Masindi based side in the last 45 minutes.

In the 53 rd minute, Lady Doves got their best chance in the game to break the deadlock but forward Norah Alupo missed with just a goalkeeper to beat.

Still, the Simba’s dominance continued, but the Believers sat at the back and contained the pressure.

In the 75th minute, Lady Doves were reduced to ten women when midfielder Nakuya Sarah was sent off after a second bookable offence. This climaxed the frustrating evening for the Masindi based side.

The result saw the Believers move to the four points and remained on top but level on points with second placed Simba Queens.

However, following Burundi’s PVP FC 2-1 victory against FAD FC on the same day, the group now remains open to three teams who have a chance to advance to the Semi finals.

Lady Doves will face PVP FC in their last game of the group as they seek a place in the semis.

Group A Standings after Two games
Lady Doves – 4 points
Simba Queens – 4
PVP FC – 3
FAD FC – 0



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