SINAN RAJUB SENOGA
Kawempe Muslim eliminated UCU Lady Cardinals from the FUFA Women’s Cup as the round of 32 commenced on Saturday 9th February in Mukono.
Kawempe Muslim edged the defending champions 3-1 courtesy of goals from Anita Namata, Aisha Nantongo and substitute Samalie Nakachwa.
Namata put the four league time league champions in the lead after Ruth Aturo failed to well tame a teasing ball from roving left back Grace Aluka at the half hour mark.
Industrious midfield gem Aisha Nantongo doubled the lead for the Ayub Khalifa coached team with a sumptuous free kick from about 25 yards at the hour mark.
Kenyan striker and UCU Lady Cardinals captain Maureen Kinavudori pulled one back for the home side finishing off from a Catherine Nakiridde spadework with 15 minutes left on the clock.
However, Samalie Nakachwa broke the camel’s back scoring Kawempe’s third goal and ultimately put the game beyond reach in the 88th minute.
Kawempe Muslim book a berth in the round of 16 together with Devine Girls SS and 2017 winners Olila High School Women Football Club.
Devine Girls edged Elite League side Rines SS WFC in spot kicks following a full time stalemate while Olila got a walkover after Amuria High School failed to turn up at the Olila ground in Soroti.
The tournament will resume on Sunday with eight fixtures on card. Asubo Gafford Ladies play host to Luweero Women at Kanyanya, She Corporates and Ajax Queens lock horns at the MUBS Arena in Nakawa, Kawempe Muslim Junior Team face Highland SS at Kawempe.
Makerere University play fellow Elizabeth group opponents Town View SS Bugiri at the university playground whereas Uganda Martyrs Lubaga host Watoto Girls at Lubiri SS.
UCU Lady Cardinals XI; Ruth Aturo, Cissy Nakate, Phoebe Banura, Annet Nakirijja, Mercy Nabulobi, Joan Kwagala, Teddy Najjuma, Maureen Kinavudori, Jackie Nakasi, Catherine Nakiridde
Kawempe Muslim XI; Juliet Adeke, Florence Naziz Nalumansi, Grace Aluka, Mariam Nakabugo, Rehema Adubango, Tracy Jones Akiror, Asia Nakibuuka, Aisha Nantongo, Juliet Nalukenge, Sharon Nadunga, Anita Namata