July 5, 2022

FWSL: Nassuna aiming for greater milestones after hitting century

By Brian Aheebwa
Hassifah Nassuna (M) celebrates her 100th league goal at Kabojja on Wednesday | Photo by Steven Mayamba

UCU Lady Cardinals WFC captain Hasifah Nassuna is focused on achieving more milestones after becoming the first player to reach 100 league goals.

She scored her 100th goal as her side lost 2-1 to Kampala Queens at Kabojja on Wednesday.

“I am the happiest person today that finally this record is achieved and I think everyone has been waiting for this,” Nassuna was quoted by the FUFA website after the game.

“Well, it came with a bit of pressure but I am delighted that it is out of the way now, and, I’m hoping to even achieve more in the future.”

“A flashback to when the league started, it is a long way that has come with challenges but I am glad to be the first person to reach such a milestone,” she added.

The forward broke onto the scene in 2015 when the FUFA Women Elite League was inaugurated at Nabweru Playground as a Kawempe Muslim WFC player.

Nassuna has achieved the feat in a space of seven years and with two clubs, her former club Kawempe Muslim and her current side UCU Lady Cardinals.

Just like her milestone goal against Kampala Queens, it is also worth noting that she scored her first goal seven years ago against Kakira WFC.

Nassuna played for Kawempe for three seasons scoring 14 goals in 2015, 18 in 2016, and 26 in 2017 with the latter being a record itself for the most goals scored in a single season to date.

The Crested Cranes striker was influential as Kawempe won four titles on the bounce before she left for UCU in the 2017/18 season.

Immediately, the Mukono-based side won their maiden silverware when they won the FUFA Women’s Cup at the expense of She Corporates FC.

In her second season with UCU, they won their first league crown in a campaign where she finished as the top scorer with 18 goals and the MVP.

The 24-year-old has been named the Most Valuable Player of the season thrice, in 2015, 2016, and 2019.

Meanwhile, she has won the golden boot twice in 2017 and 2019 while she was named the Airtel FUFA Female Player of the Year in 2016.

A breakdown of Nassuna’s 100 league goals

2015 – 14

2015/16 – 18

2016/17 – 26

2017/18 – 10

2018/19 – 18

2019/20 – 02

2021 – 03

On going season 2022 – Nine

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