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FUFA Women’s Independence Cup: UCU Lady Cardinals emerge Winners

FUFA Women’s Independence Day Cup

Clubs Category: UCU Lady Cardinals (5) 0-0 (4) Kawempe Ladies

Secondary Schools category: Kawempe Muslim 1-0 Pride College Mpigi

Primary Category: Jolly Primary School 3-0 Bembe Hill Primary School

Kawempe Muslim SSS celebrating winning the Secondary Schools category at Kazo GroundUCA Lady Cardinals have been crowned 2018 Independence Cup Winners in the Clubs category after defeating Kawempe Ladies via kicks from the penalty mark on Tuesday at Kazo Ground.

The final clash between the two giants ended in a barren draw in the regular time nonetheless the match progressed to kicks from the penalty mark and UCU Lady Cardinals edged their rivals 5-4.

Goalkeeper Ruth Aturo saved Nakabugo Mariam’s spot-kick to hand Lady Cardinals the first-ever Independence trophy.

The Mukono based Women’s team received prize money of UGX. 700,000 and a trophy. UCU have now won the FUFA Women’s Cup and the Independence Cup this year.

Jolly Primary School players lifting the Primary Category trophy at Kazo Ground on Tuesday

In the other finals, Kawempe Muslim managed a 1-0 victory over Pride College Mpigi in the Secondary Schools category. The goal was scored by Nakato Rebecca in the 54th minute. Kawempe Muslim SSS bagged UGX. 500,000 plus a trophy.

In the Primary Schools category, Jolly Primary School defeated Bembe Hill Primary School 3-0 to emerge champions.

Nanyonjo Jarida, Tamale Hanisha and Nagadya Jovena scored for Jolly primary School.

UCU Lady Cardinals forward Hasfa Nassuna won the top scorer Award after netting six goals in the tournament.

Independence Cup runners-up Kawempe Ladies after receiving silver medals and the prize money from Chief Guest Chris Kalibbala. 

The Chairperson Uganda Women’s Football Association (UWFA) Margret Kubingi commended FUFA for sponsoring the event and believes it has covered some young talents mainly in Schools that participated.

‘I thank FUFA for sponsoring the event. It has exposed some of the young talents. UWFA have achieved alot from this tournament and we shall continue preparing such tournaments to bring the game closer to the  communities to identify new talent’ said Kubingi

FUFA Executive Committee Members Agnes Mugena and Chris Kalibbala were also in attendance and performed roles during Awards ceremony.

L-R Crested Cranes Coordinator Paul Ssali, Chairman FUFA Football Development Committee Chris Kalibbala and UWFA Chairperson Margaret Kubingi during the Independence Cup at Kazo Ground on Tuesday

UCU Lady Cardinals XI that played against Kawempe Muslim Ladies

Aturo Ruth (GK), Nakate Cissy, Nabugolobi Mercy, Apon Faith, Nakirijja Annet, Kwagala Joan, Nakiridde Cathy, Kinavudori Maureen ©, Nakasi Jacky, Nassuna Hasifa, Nabaggala Jaharah


Kawempe Ladies XI that took on UCU Lady Cardinals in the final.

Adeke Juliet (GK), Naziz Florence, Nabulya Rehema, Adubango Rehema, Nakabugo Mariam © , Akiror Tracy, Nalukenge Juliet, Nakibuka Aisha, Nakacwa Samali, Naddunga Sharon,. Namatta Anita


MAIN PHOTO: UCU Lady Cardinals Captain Kinavudori Maureen receiving a trophy from FUFA Executive member Chris Kalibbala at Kazo Ground on Tuesday

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