FWEL: UCU do it for fallen Ssebulime

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UCU Lady Cardinal players and officials celebrate their league triumph over Lady Doves on June 2nd, 2019 at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo / Football-256 Image

Lady Doves had their own history to chase, UCU Lady Cardinals were just possessed and determined to do it for one of their own, Peter Ssebulime who was probably watching from heaven.

But the Mukono side also erased the disappointment of the 2017 FUFA Women Elite League finals loss by claiming the trophy for the first time with a 2-0 victory over Lady Doves in Lugogo on Sunday.

Before the goals UCU needed an inspiration and it came from the right source, a Hasifa Nassuna freekick rattled the crossbar before bouncing off Daisy Nakaziro in the Lady Doves gaols and into the back of the net in the 38th minute.

Lady Doves’ efforts to get back into the game were well tamed by the UCU defense, at the same Nassuna was a pain their defense as well.

They only way they stopped her was through fouling, that’s what she had been their entire season and it wasn’t surprise to many that she was voted the tournament MVP.

With four minutes left on the clock, UCU skipper Maureen Kinavudoli sealed the day with a hard shot that found the back of the net but thanks to Jackie Nakasi’s through ball from the left that beat the entire Lady Doves backline.

UCU Lady Cardinals went further and dominated the awards ceremony with Nassuna going home with the MVP and top scorer accolades which came with UGX1M each.

Lady Doves’ Nakaziro was the best goalkeeper after managing seven clean sheets in 14 regular season games.

Former champions Kawempe Muslim won the fair play award after they collected just four yellow cards in the season.

This was the fifth edition of the FUFA women Elite League with Kawempe Muslim winning the last four since 2015.

Fufa women Elite League winners

FUFA women Elite League winners
2015: Kawempe Muslim
2016: Kawempe Muslim
2017: Kawempe Muslim
2018: Kawempe Muslim
2019: UCU Lady Cardinals

MVP Awards
2015: Hasifah Nassuna – Kawempe
2016: Hasifah Nassuna – Kawempe
2017: Fazila Ikwaput – Olila
2018: Tracy Akiror Jones – Kawempe
2019: Hasifah Nassuna – UCU

Topscorers
2015: Sandra Nabweteme – Kawempe
2016: Sandra Nabweteme – Kawempe
2017: Hasifah Nassuna – Kawempe
2018: Moureen Kinavudoli- UCU
2019: Hasifah Nassuna – UCU

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