The head coach of Lady Doves FC, Fred Musiime says the different friendlies that the club has played have brought out a clear image of the team as far as performance is concerned.
The Masindi based team recently had several build up games with different clubs like She Co-Operates, Uganda Matyrs Lubaga, Tooro queens, Makerere University Ladies team, Kawempe muslim, She Maroons, Luwero United and Bunyaruguru Ladies team, with all ending in victory for the Lady Doves.
Fred Musiime, who replaced John Ongodia as the head coach says he now knows the areas where to improve ahead of the league kickoff in a two weeks time at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru
“These Friendlies have been so good for me and my team too. Said Musiime.
“They are helping me to analyse the persistence and the performance of my ladies.
“You know with ladies, you have to continue assessing them because they keep declining and losing fitness in case you don’t make them active. That is why we are having these friendlies to keep the candle burning for the betterment of the team.”
Lady doves is one of the few teams that have been active in the market, signing players like Aziz Zuena Tembeni from Thika Queens, Fatuma Nakasumba, Rashida Nankya, Margret Namanda among others and the coach thinks these players will be able to add value to the club.
“Yes we got some young and fresh players who we think will benefit and add value to the club.”
“We bought them thinking we are to have the normal league format of home and away but to our surprise we are going to have a tournament format of the this edition because of covid-19 pandemic which has affected us but never the less, having a larger squad will enhance competition at the club.”
“We all know that it is not easy for these new players to get stable in the team very fast. That is why we are having friendlies to make them adapt to the environment very quickly.”
The tournament that is scheduled to kick-off in two weeks time will be played on the artificial turf.
When the coach was asked about the team playing on the artificial turf, this is what he had to say.
“It will not affect us so much because we have been working so hard to make sure the fitness levels of our girls are so high. If the fitness levels of these girls are so good then adaptation to the environment will be easy.”
The 2018-2019 FUFA Women cup finalists are placed in Group B alongside Olila High School, She Co-Operates, Isra Academy and UCU Ladies team and will officially start off their campaign against Isra on 26th April 2021.