SINAN RAJUB SENOGA
Crested Cranes striker Juliet Nalukenge scored the solitary goal as Kawempe Muslim eliminated Olila High School in the round of 16 stage of the Fresh Diary Secondary school games in Mbale.
Nalukenge was on target inside the first 10 minutes in a game which was later disturbed by a heavy down pour moments in the second period.
The slim victory was a revenge for Ayub Khalifa’s charges who were eliminated from FUFA Women’s Cup by the Soroti based institution.
Kawempe Muslim who are also the record champions with eight titles will now face Bukedi’s Buhobe SS who defied the odds against King of Kings of Fort Portal.
Last year’s losing finalists Mukono High cruised 3-0 past Lillian Mutuuzo’s Taggy High. Fauzia Najjemba bagged a brace to consolidate her status on the scorers’ chat with 10 goals.
Najjemba faces stiff competition from Nalukenge who has so far managed seven goals while Elizabeth Nakigozi comes closer with six.
Defending champions Gaddafi Integrated were once again inspired by Sophia Nakiyingi to a 1-0 win over St. Peter’s High School Bunyoro.
Crested Cranes defender Aisha Namukisa turns out for Gaddafi Integrated (USSSA)
St. Noa Zzana needed a penalty shoot out to oust a resilient Katuuso Community College side following a goalless in normal time.
Uganda Martyrs High School Lubaga defeated Dynamic SS Jjeza 3-0 to set up a quarter final date with St. Noa Zzana.
Mukono Bishops came from a goal done to overcome Restore Academy 2-1 while Pride College Mpigi were 2-0 victors over Rines SS Wakiso.
Other quarter final pairings are Mukono High vs. Pride College and Gaddafi Integrated vs. Bishops SS.
Round Of 16 Results
• Gaddafi Integrated 1-0 St. Peter’s HS Bunyoro
• Dynamic SS Jjeza 0-3 Uganda Martyrs Lubaga
• Mukono Bishops 2-1 Restore Academy
• St. Noa Zzana 0(5) – 0(4) Katuuso Community
• Kawempe Muslim 1-0 Olila High School
• Pride College Mpigi 2-0 Rines SS
• King of Kings 1(3) -1(4) Buhobe SS
Mukono High 3-0 Taggy High School
Quarter Finals to be played on Thursday 9th May
• Kawempe Muslim vs Buhobe SS
• Mukono High vs Pride College Mpigi
• St. Noa Zzana vs Uganda Martyrs Lubaga
• Gaddafi Integrated vs Bishops SS