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FUFA Women Elite League: Lady Doves end Kawempe’s unbeaten run as Kampala Queens edge UCU Lady Cardinals

FUFA Women Elite League

Isra Soccer Academy 0-2 Olila High School
Muteesa 1 Royal University 1-0 Dynamic Jjeza
Asubo Gafford Ladies 0-2 She Corporate
Kampala Queens FC 2-1 UCU Lady Cardinal
Kawempe Muslim Ladies 0-1 Lady Doves
Makerere University 2-0 Olila High School
Rines WFC 1-0 Ajax Queens

The final bend of the 2018/19 FUFA Women Elite League regular season is exciting than ever before with teams still fighting for survival and playoff slots.

Whereas Kawempe Muslim and Lady Doves have already sealed their slots in the playoffs from Victoria group, the other group (Elizabeth) is far from being decided following results from match day twelve over the weekend.

Kampala Queens gave their hopes of reaching the playoffs for the second successive time a huge boost after edging UCU Lady Cardinals on Sunday.

Goals from Lilian Mutuuzo and Damalie Matama ensured the team coached by Faridah Bulega bagged all three points despite Hasifa Nassuna pulling one back for the University side.

UCU Lady Cardinals forward Hasfa Nassuna (R) taking on Kampala Queens young star Lillian Mutuuzo during the FUFA Women Elite League

Victory for Kampala Queens coupled with Olila’s loss to Makerere University on Sunday means three teams are level on 24 points.

 

Kampala Queens have a superior goal difference and lead Elizabeth group with UCU Lady Cardinals and Olila in second and third place respectively.

Uganda Martyrs High School who are fourth on 22 points also have a chance to qualify for the playoffs but have to beat Kampala Queens in their final game.

Fifth-placed Isra on 19 points still have a chance but have to win their remaining two games and hope the other teams lose.

It should be noted that only the top two teams in either group qualify for the playoff stage.

In Victoria group, Kawempe Muslim unbeaten run was brought to a halt by Masindi based outfit Lady Doves who won 1-0 at the Valley grounds.

Winnie Babirye scored the lone goal of the game coming in stoppage time. She had also scored in the reverse fixture that ended in a one all draw thus making her the only player who has scored against Kawempe this season.

However, the biggest contention in Victoria group is about relegation with Rines WFC and Asubo Gafford Ladies still in the mix to join Dynamic SS who already got eliminated.

Rines stunned Ajax Queens 1-0 courtesy of Kauthara Naluyima to move out of the relegation zone now on 12 points, one ahead of Asubo Gafford Ladies who lost 2-0 at home to She Corporate.

There was more drama in the Victoria Group as seventh-placed Rines who are struggling for survival defeated Ajax Queens 1-0 and Asubo Gafford Ladies who were sixth before Sunday lost at home 2-0 to She Corporate.

Rines scored through midfielder Kauthara Naluyima a win that moved them from relegation to go sixth on the table with 12 points in twelve games but just one point away from relegation.

Muteesa 1 Royal University completed a double over hapless Dynamic winning 1-0 in Kabojja.

The University side won the first round fixture 3-1 in Muduuma, Mityana.

Skipper Margaret Birabwa scored the lone goal for the home team to go fourth on the table with 16 in twelve games.

MAIN PHOTO: Kampala Queens forward Resty Nanziri breaking through UCU Lady Cardinals defence in the FUFA Women Elite League

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