By Edwin Kyle Kule
Uganda Martyrs Lubaga finished third in the FUFA Women Super League, coming from a goal down to defeat Kawempe Muslim in the classification game at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru.
Two second-half goals from Shamusa Najjuma and Spencer Nakacwa ensured a 2-1 victory for Uganda Martyrs after Allen Nassazi had earlier placed Kawempe Muslim in the lead.
Rebecca Nandhego found the first chance for Uganda Martyrs after 15 minutes, but her effort was parried onto the crossbar by Kawempe goalkeeper Juliet Adeke.
Four minutes later, Uganda Martyrs custodian Daphine Nyayenga denied Kawempe Muslim’s Asia Nakibuuka on two occasions to keep the entertaining game goalless.
In the 21st minute, Allen Nasaazi broke the deadlock beating Nyayenga with a low ball to complete a brilliant team goal through Juliet Nalukenge’s assist.
In the second stanza of the game, Uganda Martyrs geared up with dangerous attacks with the introduction of Shamusa Najjuma and Spencer Nakacwa to replace Esther Naluyimba and Immaculate Nakanjako.
Five minutes to the hour mark, Anitah Namata missed a seater to level matter with only Kawempe Muslim Custodian Juliet Adeke to beat.
In the 62nd minute, Najjuma slotted the ball past Adeke to find the equaliser for the Lubaga based team.
Eight minutes to end the game, Nakacwa found the winner for Uganda Martyrs to complete a second win over Kawempe Muslim at the tournament after also edging them in group A.
The result means Uganda Martyrs finish third as Kawempe Muslim take the fourth position.
How they lined up
Kawempe Muslim XI: Juliet Adeke (GK), Samalie Nakacwa, Shakirah Nankwanga, Stella Musibika, Aisha Nantongo, Shakirah Nyinagahirwa, Asia Nakibuuka, Hadijjah Nandago, Juliet Nalukenge (C), Allen Nasaazi, Halimah Kampi
Subs: Diana Natukunda, Rehema Nabulya, Aziza Amoding, Susan Nalukoda, Margret Kunihira, Sharon Nadunga, Rhoda Nanziri
Uganda Martyrs XI: Daphine Nyayenga (GK), Gloria Namugerwa (C), Patience Nabulobi, Rebecca Nandhego, Esther Namusoke, Kevin Nakacwa, Immaculate Nakanjako, Esther Naluyimba, Anitah Namata, Catherine Nagadya, Summayah Nalumu
Subs: Sharon Kaidu, Latifah Nakasi, Jackie Nambasa, Shamusa Najjuma, Spencer Nakacwa, Brenda Munyana.