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2016/17 FUFA Women Elite League Play offs:

  • Uganda Martyrs Lubaga 1-2 UCU Lady Cardinals
  • Kawempe Muslim 2-0 Olila

Sunday, 4th June 2017 (Finals at Wankulukuku stadium)

  • Third Place play off: Uganda Martyrs High School, Lubaga vs Olila – 1:30 p.m
  • Finals:  UCU Lady Cardinals vs Kawempe Muslim – 4:0o p.m
[/media-credit] Hasifa Nassuna jumps to control a high ball during the game Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Team captain Hasifa Nassuna scored twice for the defending champions Kawempe Muslim in their 2-0 victory over Soroti based Olila in the FUFA Women Elite League playoffs at the Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo on Tuesday.

After a goalless first half, Nassuna struck home a stunning free-kick two minutes immediately the game re-started.

The reigning Airtel – FUFA female footballer of the year and last season’s top scorer was again on target with another long range effort in the first added minute after normal time for her 26th goal of the current campaign.

[/media-credit] Hasifa Nassuna dribbles past an Olila player during the match Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Kawempe Muslim thus progresses to the final, their third in the three years since the Women Elite League was started.

In the other semifinal, UCU Lady Cardinals overcame Uganda Martyrs’ Lubaga 2-1.

UCU scored through Moureen Kinavudori and Millicent Mwanzi as Resty Nanziri got the consolation for Uganda Martyrs’, Lubaga.

The league will climax officially on Sunday at the Mutesa II Wankulukuku stadium.

[/media-credit] Kawempe Muslim XI Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Uganda Martyrs will take on Olila in the battle for the third place.

In the main final, UCU Lady Cardinals eye their first ever title as Kawempe Muslim shall be targeting the third overall title.

Kawempe Muslim head coach Ayub Khalifan expressed gratitude having qualified for the finals as he sets eyes to yet another title.

In an exclusive interview with the media after their triumph, he stated;

I want to thank the players of Kawempe Muslim for the job well done.

In a special way, i salute the opponents (Olila High School) for the great and spirited display.

No team comes to the play off and is taken for granted.

I want to focus on the main final come Sunday.

[/media-credit] Olila XI Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Since the FUFA Women Elite league was started in 2015, it has been Kawempe Muslim popping the champagne with the winning gold medals and trophy on the podium.

This year’s final has been shifted to Wankulukuku stadium for the tight schedule at Lugogo, the earlier planned venue.

[/media-credit] Match referees with the team captains Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Match Officials:

Center Referee: Aisha Ssemmambo

First Assistant Referee: Lydia Nantabo

Second Assistant Referee: Docus Atuhaire

4th Official: Anna Akoyi

Match Assessor / Match Commissioner: Margaret Kubingi

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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