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FUFA Women’s Cup 2016/17: Semi-final draw held

FUFA Women’s Cup 2016/17:

UCU Lady Cardinals Vs Olila S.S – UCU Main Campus, Mukono

Mutesa 1 Royal University Vs Gafford Ladies – Mutesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku

Matches will be played in the first week of May

The 2016/17 FUFA Women’s cup semi-final draw has been held on Wednesday at FUFA House in Mengo, Kampala.

FUFA Competitions director Ali Mwebe flanked by Chris Kalibala (Chairman FUFA Women’s committee) and communications manager Ahmed Hussein witnessed the draws.

Mukono based UCU Lady Cardinals is pitted against Olila S.S as Mutesa 1 Royal University will be playing with Gafford Ladies.

Addressing the media and the team officials in attendance, Mwebe also highlighted about the competition rules at this stage.

“The FUFA Women’s Cup being a development competition and the first of its kind, we shall not play home and away. There will be extra time played in the event the matches end in a stalement after normal time. In case of a tie, spot kicks will be taken to determine the winner ” Mwebe said.

Kalibala appreciated all the teams and players that take part in the respective FUFA organized women leagues.

He also tasked them (the players) to take upon opportunities in refereeing and administration.

“First of all, i wish to thank all the players who sacrifice their precious time to play football. Please maintain and personally, i would encourage you to take opportunities in refereeing and football management. FUFA is committed to further see women football in leaps and bounds” Kalibala stated.

The dates for these matches ear marked are within the first week of May 2017.

The final match of the FUFA Women’s cup shall be played in Busia.

This is the first time ever that FUFA is organizing the knock out football tournament for the women. Clubs in the Women Elite League and non league teams were allowed to take part.

MAIN PHOTO: Muteesa 1 Royal University’s Habiba Nakayobyo controls the ball in front of Kawempe Muslim ‘s Sharon Aponye during the quarter finals. Mutesa eliminated Kawempe Muslim

PHOTO CREDITS: FUFA Communications Department

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