For the first time since 2015, there is no Kawempe Muslim in the final of the FUFA Women Elite League that climaxes on June 2nd 2019 at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo.
The four-time winner lost 4-2 to UCU Lady Cardinals on the day Lady Loves also saw off Kampala Queens 1-0 to qualify for their first final in the maiden season in the top flight.
It will be UCU’s second final since losing 4-0 to Kawempe Muslim 4-0 in 2017, the Mukono based side finished second in Elizabeth group with 27 points this season.
UCU will be playing for more than the trophy, all the players and the technical team have one thing on their minds to win the trophy in memory of their late coach Peter Ssebulime.
“We are going to play to win because the late coach worked for that and that is the reason we have to win,” UCU interim coach Godfrey Magoba told www.football-256.com.
“Players are focused and they are waiting for Sunday’s game and hope to get the best in the end,” he added.
Masindi based side Lady Doves who what also qualified for the final of the FUFA Women Cup are yet to lose a game this season.
Head coach Oliver Mbekeka is very confident that till the heavens fall her side will be crowned champions in the end.
“We have worked hard since we started the season, things didn’t go well in the start but we have changed everything and I will say again till the heavens fall no one will stop us from winning,” Mbekeka noted after her team knocked out Kampala Queens.
The final will happen on the same day Kawempe Muslim defender Rehema Adubango will be laid to rest at her ancestral home in Zombo.
Adubango died on Friday after an electric shock at Dinners in Kawanda while she was getting out of the swimming pool.
• The finals will be played without Kawempe Muslim for the first time since We 2015
• Lady Doves are still unbeaten in the last 15 games this season, winning nine and drawing six
• UCU Lady Cardinals’ Hasifah Nassuna will be looking to win her second trophy at the club since leaving Kawempe Muslim in 2017, after winning the FUFA Women Cup last year
• Lady Doves will be eying a double in women football history
• This will be the first time to have a new champion since 2015, Kawempe Muslim have won the last four editions
• Hasifah Nassuna will be looking for her sixteenth goal this season scoring 15 in the last 15 games