By: Sinan Senoga
Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC won the Fufa Women Elite League for keeps after defeating UCU Lady Cardinals 4-0 in the final at Wankulukuku stadium. A brace from Juliet Nalukenge and goals from Sharon Nadunga and Favour Nambatya ensured the unbeaten warriors attain the championship three times in a row.
Nalukenge opened up the scoring spree in the 33rd minute before netting the second 12 minutes into the second half. Former Buikwe ace Sharon Nadunga tripled the lead in the 77th minute and Favour Nambatya sealed off the matters notching the 4th in the last minute of added time.
“Am so happy we won today because the trophy is now ours for keeps. we have given Fufa a job to look for another trophy for next season.” Said Kawempe Coach Ayub Khalifah.
Ever since its inception in 2015, the women’s league has never seen another winner apart from Kawempe Muslim. In the first ever edition, Kawempe beat Buikwe She Red stars 3-2 at Nakivubo and then defeated the She corporates in an exquisite penalty shoot out last year.
Earlier in the day, Uganda Martyrs WFC claimed the 3rd place after edging Olila Women 3-2 on penalties following a 1-1 fulltime draw. Olila had taken the lead in the first half through Fazilah Ikwaputi but Lilian Mutuuzo canceled it out 3 minutes to normal time.
Olila WFC’s Fazilah Ikwaputi was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) while Kawempe Muslim custodian Aturo Ruth emerged as the Best goalkeeper having conceded 5 goals throughout the season.
Rines WFC claimed the Fair play award.
Gafford Ladies FC and London Stallions FC were relegated to the Regional league while Buikwe She Red stars were demoted for failure to honour league fixtures.
Champions : Kawempe Muslim LFC
Runners Up : UCU Lady Cardinals
2nd Runners Up : Uganda Martyrs WFC
Fourth place : Olila WFC
MVP : Fazilah Ikwaputi (Olila WFC)
Top scorer : Hasifah Nassuna 24 goals (Kawempe Muslim)
Best goalkeeper : Aturo Ruth (Kawempe Muslim)
Fair play award : Rines WFC