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UCU Lady Cardinals end Kawempe Muslim’s four-year dominance to reach finals

FUFA Women Elite League playoffs

• UCU Lady Cardinals 4-2 Kawempe Muslim

Kawempe Muslim’s four-year dominance in the FUFA Women Elite League has finally hit a dead end.

This was after their 4-2 defeat to UCU Lady Cardinals in the first playoff game played on Thursday at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.

As early as the 2nd minute, UCU Lady Cardinals broke the deadlock when Kenyan import Maureen Kinavdori scored past Juliet Adeke thanks to Hasifa Nassuuna assist.

Nakate Cissy doubled the lead with a far post placing thanks off Jackie Nakasi’s assist.

A few minutes later, Nakasi missed a free header from Nassuna delivery before Adubango Rehema tapped inside her own net to put UCU in a 3-0 lead.

In the 37th minute, Anita Namata pulled one back for Kawempe Muslim with a bouncing header past Arturo.

On the 45th minute mark, Nassuna put the game beyond Kawempe Muslim reach off her well taken free kick that went past hapless Adeke.

halftime score, 4-1

On return from the break, UCU substituted Naziz Florence with Nakachwa Samalie before Jackie Nakasi paved way for Nabaggala Jauhara.

In the 85th minute, Nanziri Rodah scored Kawempe Muslim’s second goal in an empty net after catching goalie Arturo off the line.

The win guided UCU Lady Cardinals to the finals while Kawempe Muslim will quest for the third place slot.

UCU Lady Cardinals will face off with the winner between Lady Doves and Kampala Queens who will play in another playoff.

The third place play-off and the finals will be played on Sunday 2nd June at the StarTimes Stadium.

Team lineups

Kawempe Muslim

Juliet Adeke (GK), Florence Naziz, Grace Aluka, Adubangu Rehema, Mariam Nakabugo, Nantongo Aisha, Tracy Jones Akiror, Asia Nakibuuka, Juliet Nalukenge, Anita Namata, Rodah

UCU Lady Cardinals

Ruth Arturo (GK), Nakate Cissy, Phoebe Banura, Nakirijja Annet, Nabulobi Mercy, Kwagala Joan, Teddy Najjuma, Jackie Nakasi, Kemisa Adams, Hasifa Nassuuna, Maureen Kinavdori,

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