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Women football: Defending Champions Kawempe , Olila Storm League final

Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC Celebrate theri victory against Kampala Queens

FUFA WOMEN ELITE LEAGUE 2017/18

Date:  26/5/2018

3rd place play offs

Kampala Queens vs Gafford Ladies KO 1:30 PM

FINAL

Kawempe Muslim vs Olila Women KO 4:00PM

Venue: StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo

Defending champions Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC have edged Villa Park based side Kampala Queens via kicks from the penalty mark to advance to the final for the 4th year running of the FUFA Women Elite League. Kawempe are also chasing their 4th straight League title as they have won all since the inception of the FUFA Women Elite League in 2015 all under head coach Ayub Khalifan. He is still in charge of the team.

 

Juliet Nalukenge in action against Kampala Quuens
Juliet Nalukenge of Kawempe Muslim (yellow) and Aisha Namukisa (5) of Kampala Quuens in action during their playoff

 

After a one all draw in the 90 minutes of normal time, Kawempe emerged winners by 5:4 kicks from the penalty mark at StarTimes stadium Lugogo Kampala on Thursday afternoon.

In the normal time,  Akello Lillian scored in the 69th to give  Kampala Queens the lead which was leveled after three minutes by  National team player Tracy Jones Akiror in the 72nd minute.

During the kicks from the penalty mark, Winnie Babirye of Kampala Queens missed the opener while her teammates Aisha Namukisa, Damali Matama, Gladys Nakitto and Zaina Namuleme converted.

Adeke Juliet saves a penalty kick during the shoot out
Adeke Juliet saves a penalty kick during the shoot out

Akiror enjoying who is having a fine season , Nantongo Aisha, Juliet Nalukenge, Aluka Grace and Brenda Nakayenga scored their kicks  to book Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC a place in the final at Lugogo.

Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC celebrate after the penalty kicks victory at StarTime Stadium Lugogo against Kampala Queens
Excitement as Grace Aluka (L) leads Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC players in celebrations

Meanwhile, in the second match of the playoffs, Olila Women’s Alupo Norah scored the only goal in the 41st minute that sealed their victory against Gafford Ladies FC to confirm a place in the final against Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC.

Alupo Norah celebrates her goal against Gafford Ladies FC
Alupo Norah celebrates her goal against Gafford Ladies FC

Olila Women FC are searching for their first league trophy in the history of FUFA Women Elite League.

The final between the two teams will be played at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo on Saturday 26th May 2018 at 4:00PM while Kampala Queens FC will tussle it out with Gafford Ladies FC in the third place playoff at 1:30PM at the same venue.

Olila women FC celebrating their goal against Gafford Ladies FC in the FWEL playoffs StarTimes Stadium Lugogo
Olila women FC celebrating their goal against Gafford Ladies FC in the FWEL playoffs at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo

 

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Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC Celebrate their victory against Kampala Queens FC

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