2019 FUFA Women’s Cup |Quarterfinal
- Uganda Martyrs High School 0-1 She Corporate
She Corporate advanced to the semifinals of the 2019 FUFA Women’s Cup after overcoming Uganda Martyrs High School on Wednesday.
The Sharks nicked a hard fought 1-0 victory in the game played in Lubaga on Wednesday.
The lone goal of the game was scored by Kenyan striker Millicent Mwanzi who capitalised on a howler by Daphine Nyayenga.
This was her third goal in this competition after scoring against Ajax Queens and Muteesa I Royal University in the round of 32 and 16 respectively.
The former UCU Lady Cardinals striker joined She Corporate in January from Kampala regional league outfit Maroons Women Football Club.
The goal came in the 6th minute when goalkeeper Nanyenga in an attempt to clear the ball instead hit it on Mwanzi and the ball went straight to the back of the net.
The visitors were dominant in the opening minutes and Jackie Ogol could have doubled the lead but instead fired wide, faced with only the goalkeeper to beat.
Both teams lost players through injuries before the break with She Corporate defender Shamira ‘ Kananansi ‘ Lubwama stretchered off after colliding with Rashida Nankya while midfielder Esther Naluyimba limped off for the hosts.
Despite stepping up efforts in the second stanza that saw skipper Shadia Nankya move forward as the central striker, She Corporate remained resilient to eventually win the game.
Coach Ali Zzinda was impressed with the performance of his team and believes they are closer to attaining the target of winning the tournament.
“I’m happy that we progressed and moving closer to our target because all our focus is here after failing in the league.”
She Corporate played in the final last year but lost 2-0 to UCU Lady Cardinals.
Uganda Martyrs High School Starting XI: Daphine Nyayenga, Bonitah Assimwe, Dorcus Nalwogga, Gloria Namugerwa, Shadia Nankya, Esther Naluyimba, Brenda Munyana, Sarah Bikirize, Rashida Nankya, Spencer Nakachwa, Prossy Nalwogwa
She Corporate Starting XI: Vanessa Edith Karungi, Wilmer Nantumbwe, Shamira Lubwama, Christine Nambirigge, Jackie Ogol, Cissy Nantongo, Millicet Mwanzi, Peninah Akuku, Favour Nambatya, Sarah Namulindwa