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FUFA Women’s Cup: Dates for the Preliminary stage released, 2017 Quarter-finalists get byes into round of 16

The journey to Bushenyi for the FUFA Women’s Cup final in June got underway on Wednesday with a press conference organized at FUFA House for the draw of the competition played on a knockout basis.

24 teams registered for this year’s FUFA Women’s Cup including holders Olila High School Women FC.

According to the FUFA Competitions Director Hajati Aisha Nalule 14 teams (FUFA Women Elite League), 7 Regional league sides and 3 Non-League teams were drawn today.

‘The 8 teams that reached the Quarterfinals of the 1st Edition last season got byes but four teams were seeded based on their geographical location’ noted Nalule.

FUFA Competitions Committee Chairman Hamid Juma (L) and Competitions Director Hajati Aisha Nalule during the draw

FUFA Competitions Committee Chairman Hamid Juma also attended the press conference.

‘We would like to convey our gratitude to the people who support women football. The Executive has increased the Prize money for the Women Competitions this season as compared to last year. We would like to see good competition among teams in the FUFA Women’s cup’ said Juma.

Ayub Khalifan of Kawempe MuslimSS Women FC picked Mwandha from the pot.

While addressing the media during the draws, Hamid Juma said that UGX 7.5 M is up for grabs and thus called upon all teams to put up the best display for the ultimate prize.

The preliminary round kicks off on 11th March 2018. This year’s final will held in Bushenyi.

Harunah Seruwagi of Mwandha Foundation drew Wakiso Hills from the pot.

The fixtures-All Matches kick off at 4pm

Sunday 11th March, 2018: Lady Doves Vs Panyandori -Masindi Stadium 4pm

Sunday 11th March, 2018: Mwandha Foundation vs Bugiri Town View at Mwanda Foundation School

Sunday 11th March, 2018: She Mak Vs Rines SS at Makerere University

Sunday 11th March, 2018: Uganda Martyrs Lubaga Vs Kawempe Muslim Junior Team at UMHS-Lubaga

Sunday 11th March, 2018: Ajax Queens Vs Wakiso Hills at Buddo SS

Sunday 11th March, 2018: Katuuso Community Vs Isra Academy, Makindye

Sunday 11th March, 2018: Bright Light Vs Kampala Junior Team (KJT) at Lira Town College

Sunday 11th March, 2018: Gaddafi Integrated Vs Kampala Queens in Mbogo-Kawempe

  • 8 Teams that got byes into the round of 16; Olila High School, Gafford Ladies, UCU Lady Cardinals, Muteesa I Royal University, Western United, Taggy High School, Kawempe Muslim and She Corporate (All these teams reached the Quarterfinals of the FUFA Women’s Cup last year).

MAIN PHOTO: Chairperson Uganda Women Football Association Margaret Kubingi picked Isra Soccer Academy from the pot to pair with Katuuso Community Team. 

 

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