Millicent Mwanzi’s lone goal in the sixth minute against Uganda Martyrs High School was enough for She Corporates to advance to the semifinals of the 2019 FUFA Women’s Cup on Wednesday in Lubaga.
She Corporate dominated the first 45 minutes of the game, creating numerous chances but they couldn’t double their lead in a game where the hosts were so submissive.
Uganda Martyrs tried as much as they could, especially in the second half to find an equalizer. To the extent of switching skipper Shadia Nankya from defence to attack.
Nankya is the tournament leading scorer with seven goals, but even her presence up front couldn’t inspire the side.
“I am very happy for the win of course as any other coach would be when his team progresses to the next round,” She Corporate’s head coach Ali Zinda said after the game.
“As I have been saying since the start of this season’s tournament, this is the easiest cup to win and yes we have reached the semis and my target is to see my team back to the finals and winning this year’s trophy,” Zinda added
- She Corporate will be playing in the FUFA Women Cup semifinals for the second consecutive season
- She Corporate short stopper Vannesa Karungi has gone 270 minutes (three games) without conceding a goal in the FUFA Women Cup
- This was Uganda Martyrs’ first goal to concede in this season’s FUFA Women Cup, scoring eleven and conceding just once
- Millicent Mwanzi has scored all the three goals for She Corporate in the last three games of the FUFA Women Cup
- Uganda Martyrs have failed to go past the quarter finals of the FUFA Women Cup for the second consecutive season, losing to Muteesa One royal University at the same stage last season
- She Corporate’s win against Uganda Martyrs was their first in the last three meetings involving both teams but their first in the competition