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Lady Cardinals and She Corporate to contest Women cup finals

Amoding Siporosa (8) of Olila Women’s FC taking on Mercy Nabulobi (3) of UCU Lady Cardinals (Photo by FUFA Media)

FUFA Women Cup Semi-Finals

Mutessa II War Memorial Stadium

-UCU Lady Cardinals 2-1 Olila High

-Mutessa  I Royal University 1(4)-1(5) She Corporate

It is now official; She Corporate and UCU Lady Cardinals will contest the 2018 FUFA Women Cup final slated for next weekend.

The two teams over came defending champions, Olila High and Mutessa I Royal University in the semi final games played on Thursday.

UCU eliminated cup holders Olila 2-1 in a tense game played in Mukono that saw a small number of fans attend.

UCU Lady Cardinals’ Hassifah Nassuna controls the ball on Thursday.

Kenyan import Maureen Kinavudori and Esther Kadondi netted a goal each in the first half for UCU Lady who make their first ever finals appearance on the second time of asking.

Olila’s consolation goal was scored by the ever green Norah Alupo’s.

It was perfect revenge for UCU Lady Cardinals who were ejected from the competition last year by Olila at this stage.

In the other game, She Corporate endured the agony of penalty shoot-outs to overcome Mutessa I Royal University on Thursday after normal time had ended 1-1.

Mutessa’s Habiba Nakayoyo (right) scores against She Corporates on Thursday.

Namubiru Noeline scored an early goal in the 5th minute to give the visitors a lead but Habiba Nakayobyo leveled matters towards the end of halftime to bring the hosts back to the game.

Regular time wasn’t enough to separate the two sides thus the winner was decided on kicks from the penalty mark.

She Corporate’s custodian Fatumah Matovu exhibited great skills by stopping two of Mutesa’s kicks taken by Favour Nambatya and Margaret Namirimu.

Matovu converted the last kick to send her team to the maiden final.

Noeline Namiiro, Alice Kalimba, Penina Akuku, Sarah Namulindwa also converted for She Corporate with Florence Imanizabayo missing while Margaret Birabwa, Sharifah Naiga, Elizabeth Nakigozi and Najembe Precious successfully negotiated their kicks for Muteesa I Royal University.

The final will be played in Bushenyi at Kabwohe grounds on 23rd June, 2018.

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