After their hopes winning the FUFA Women Elite League being cut before the final playoffs, UCU Lady cardinals efforts in Women Football have been finally rewarded. They are the new champions of the FUFA Women’s Cup previously held by Olira Women.
To earn their first ever silverware in the name of Uganda’s women fooftball, Uganda Christian University (UCU) Lady Cardinals beat She Corporates by 2 – 0 in the finals that were played at Kabwohe play ground in Sheema district on Saturday.
As usual, their main (woman) Mercy Nabulobi shot for UCU Lady Cardinals ahead in the 52nd minute after the opening half had failed to bear any goal fruit before Nasuuna finished off Jackie Nakasi’s well set ball passed the She Corporates goalkeeper Fatumah Matovu to seal
their victory in just 8 minutes to full time.
It should be remembered that UCU signed big names in the previous transfers including Hasifah Nasuuna – the Crested Cranes Capatain, Ruth Aturo, Yudaya Nakayenze among others and it would have been an unfair for them to end the football season without any silverware.
UCU Lady Cardinals, the winners walked away with 3M shillings, runners up (She Corporates) with 2m while the semi-finalists (Olila Women and Muteesa Royals) 1m each.
Read More: FUFA Women’ Cup 2018 Individual Accolades
Team Line Ups:
UCU Lady Cardinals:
Ruth Aturo, Mercy Nabulobi, Phoebe Banura (Barbara Nsangi), Annet Nakirijja, Yudaya Nakayenze, Joan Kwagala, Catherine Nakiridde (Jauhara Nabagala), Teddy Najjuma (Esther Kadondi), Maureen Kinavudori (Millicet Mwanzi) and Hasifah Nasuuna.
Fatuma Matovu, Christine Nambirigge (Zaina Namukasa), Miriam Nantale, Memory Nampijja, Swabrah Nkooba, Naome Nagadya, Alice Kalimba, Ruth Penninah Akuku, Dorothy Nakato (Sarah Nalindwa, Aisha Namubiru Babirye, Noeline Namiiro (Florence Imanizabayo)