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Women Super League: Hattrick for Ikwaput, FUFA Awards nominees Nalukenge, Kinavudori and Najjemba shine on Match Day 1

Saturday 2nd November 2019

UCU Lady Cardinals 1-0 She Corporates

Kampala Queens 2-1 Olila HS WFC

Sunday 3rd November 2019

Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC 2-0 Uganda Martyrs HS WFC

Mutesa I Royal University 0-3 Lady Doves FC

Kampala Queens players celebrating Fauzia Najjemba’s goal against Olila HS WFC

The first-ever FUFA Women Super League kicked off on a high note with a flurry of goals in the four (4) fixtures played on the opening weekend for match Day 1 action.

Reigning league Champions UCU Lady Cardinals defeated She Corporate 1-0 at UCU Grounds in Mukono on Saturday.

UCU forward Maureen Kinavudori (R) trying to shield the ball during the match against She Corporate

Kenyan born forward Maureen Kinavudori’s header in the 78th minute was enough to secure three points for the home side.

On the same day, Kampala Queens came from a goal down to overcome Olila HS WFC by 2-1 at the IUIU Ground in Kabojja.

Kampala Queens forward Resty Nanziri (R) trying to close in Olila HS WFC defender Maurice Ariokot

Olila got the lead through Sharon Achen in the 34th Minute before Kampala Queens pulled off an equalizer in the 61st minute with a well-taken spot-kick from new signing Fauzia Najjemba.

With only 4 minutes to  full time, Amangat Marion brought down Kampala Queens forward Liilian Mutuuzo inside the area. Skipper Fauzia Najjemba was again given the duty to step up and take the penalty which duly  converted.

In the other matches, Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC managed to beat the visitors Uganda Martyrs HS WFC by 2-0 at Kawempe Muslim SS Ground. Juliet Nalukenge got the lead for the four (4) time league champions in the 23rd minute. Nalukenge completed her double with another strike in the 75th minute.

Kawempe Muslim forward Juliet Nalukenge in action against Uganda Martyrs HS WFC

At IUIU Kabojja, Fazila Ikwaput handed the visitors Lady Doves three points with the first hattrick of the Leauge in the 16th, 78th, 90th minutes.

Lady Doves lead the log with 3 points and 3 goal difference after Match Day 1. Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC in second place, Kampala Queen in Third while UCU Lady Cardinals in the fourth position.

Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC defender Grace Aluka challenged by Uganda Martyrs forward Catherine Nagadya

Fazila Ikwaput leads the scorers’ chart  with 3 goals followed by teenagers Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens) and Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim) on 2 goals each.

The opening fixtures registered nine (9) goals. Six Clubs managed to hit the net. Only two clubs failed to score (Mutesa I Royal University and Uganda Martyrs)

Action will resume next weekend on 9th November 2019 with three fixtures on card. Mutesa I Royal taking on Kawempe Muslim Ladies at IUIU Ground in Kabojja, Uganda Martyrs WFC host Kampala Queens at UMHS Ground in Rubaga, while Lady Doves shall host She Corporate in Masindi at Katusabe Dove Stadium.

Table Standings

1Kawempe Muslim Women FC7520223917
2Uganda Martyrs Lubaga641194513
3Lady Doves FC841378-113
4She Corporates831476110
5UCU Lady Cardinals722379-28
6Kampala Queens7214510-57
7Olila Women FC7106411-73
8Muteesa I Royal University00000000