August 8, 2022

Kawempe through to last sixteen in style

By Football256 Team
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UCU striker Hasifah Nassuna (L) shields the ball from a Kawempe Moslem player in Mukono during the regular season | FUFA Photo

Kawempe Muslim booked their place in the last 16 of the third edition of the FUFA Women Cup after a comfortable 3-1 win over defending champion UCU Lady Cardinals in Mukono on Saturday. 

Anita Namata’s header at the half hour mark gave the visitors the lead just after UCU shot stopper Ruth Aturo failed to take care of the loose ball in front of her goal. 

Kawempe dominated play spending lots of time in UCU’s half and created numerous chances, but it’s just a goal they could manage going into the break. 

Just 11 minutes into the second half, Kawempe doubled their lead through Midfielder Aisha Nantongo whose free kick again couldn’t be saved  by Aturo when it seemed saving it was the much easier option. 

UCU pulled one back in the 70th minute through skipper Maureen Kinavudoli after a beautiful pass from Catherine Nakiride.

While UCU thought they would get back into the game, Kawemple’s Samalie Nakachwa came off the bench to score the third and put the result beyond reach. 

“Am happy with my players performance because we were playing against one of the big clubs in the country and away from home,” Kawempe coach Ayub Khalifan told www.football-256.com 

“We still have a target of winning the Women Cup just like it has always been in the past years though anything can happen,” he added. 

It’s the norm for coaches to turn to match officials whenever they don’t get the results they want, UCU head coach Peter Ssebulime wasn’t any different. 

“We could have got a penalty before them getting the third goal but the referee Seemed to have not seen the handball,” he noted. 

“We tried to play but Kawempe never played which disorganized us some how. Now our concentration will be on qualifying for playoffs in the league,” Ssebulime added. 

In other games, Devine Girls knocked out Rines on penalties 4-2 after a goalless draw, Amuria High School failed to honour the fixture against Olila High School.

Stats 

  • UCU failed to go past the first round of the fufa women cup for the first time since 2017
  • UCU have conceded eleven in the last three meetings against Kawempe Muslim scoring just two
  • UCU’s 3-1 loss to Kawempe was their first loss in the competition since losing the semi final to Olila in 2017
  • Kawempe Muslim managed to score three goals for the first time in the competition since the first edition in 2017
  • Kawempe has never lost a game against UCU in major tournaments 

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