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FWEL: She Maroons seal semi final slot with easy win over Ajax Queens

She Maroons will face Wakiso Hill in the semi finals on Tuesday. Bunyaruguru Girls and Rines Women Football Club will face off in the first semi final on the day

Sinan RAJUB SENOGA 

She Maroons beat Ajax Queens 3-1 to seal the final semi final berth of the FUFA Women Elite League at Njeru.

Kenyan born striker Millicent Mwanzi Namwembe scored a brace while Babirye Anita scored the other for the Luzira prisons side.

She Maroons made their task easy by scoring all their three goals inside the first 15 minutes.

Namwembe slotted the ball past goalkeeper Pamela Nakayondo after being set up by Kauthar Naluyima as early as the second minute.

Babirye made it 2-0 with a beauty five minutes later. She struck from about 25 yards on the right wing past Nakayondo who was catch off guard.

Namwembe completed her brace with an easy finish after Nakayondo failed to tame Babirye’s cross in the 13th minute. Her brace took her to five goals and on top of the leading scorers’ list.

Ajax Queens woes aggravated when Nakayondo who was their only available goalkeeper was rushed to the hospital after picking up a head injury and couldn’t feature in the second half.

The club’s leading scorer Bernadette “Annet” Namwenge switched roles from searching for goals to goalkeeping while substitute Joanita Nanjobe took Nakayondo’s place.

Namwembe attempts to challenge Ajax Queens goalkeeper Nanyondo ( FUFA media photo)

Nanjobe scored a consolation for the Bulenga based team with a sublime left footed effort past She Maroons’ goalkeeper Esther Akujo in the 67th minute.

Ajax Queens’ little hopes of a comeback slowly faded in thin air as the clock ticked towards the 90th minute mark.

She Maroons will face Wakiso Hill in the semi finals on Tuesday. Bunyaruguru Girls and Rines Women Football Club will face off in the first semi final on the day.

Line Ups
She Maroons XI; Esther Akujo (GK), Lydia Najunju, Justine Najjuko, Dianah Nantongo, Joelia Babirye, Jackline Adong, Joan Naggayi, Kauthar Naluyima, Anita Babirye, Millicent Namwembe, Veronica Lillian Masinde

Ajax Queens XI; Pamela Nakayondo (GK), Patricia Akiror, Agnes Namirembe, Joanita Nassali, Sharon Nanyonjo, Maureen Nangozi, Bernadette Namwenge, Agnes Nalunkuuma, Caroline Nakyanzi, Margaret Nalubega

Maroons celebrate one of their goals ( FUFA media)
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