FUFA Women’s Cup
-She Corporate 2(3)-2(4) Lady Doves
-Echoes High School 0-5 Makerere University
KAMPALA – It is now official that Lady Doves and Makerere University will contest the 2019 FUFA Women’s Cup final.
This is after Lady Doves took care of rivals She Corporates 4-3 in penalties following a 2-2 draw in normal time at the Nakawa playgrounds.
She Corporates raced into an early lead on 15 minutes through Betty Namataka.
Two minutes past the half hour mark, Lady Doves equalized thanks to Nuru Kakyanzi’s goal.
Moments later, the visitors found themselves in the lead as She Corporates’ defender Christine Nambirige put through her own net, beating goalkeeper Vanessa Karungi.
Despite a late surge by the hosts to draw level, Lady Doves held on to go into the break holding a slender one goal advantage.
Five minutes to the end of the game, substitute Dorcus Namukisa temporarily halted Lady Doves celebrations as she equalized to send the match into sudden death.
In the shootout, Lady Doves goal keeper Daisy Nakaziro saved Cissy Nantongo’s kick while Kenyan import Jackie Ogol fired wide as Lady Doves won 4-3.
“It has been a walk in the park for us, said Lady Doves head coach Fred Ndawula, after the game.
“We played a less experienced side so we had an easy game though it was a bit rough.
“We are now going back to start preparations for the final and our training will kick-off on Thursday. We are a strong team and have good financial backing, our fans should expect us to win the final.
In the other semifinal, Makerere University were 5-0 land-slid winners away to Echoes High School.
Amina Nababi helped herself to a brace while Rebecca Nakasaato, Samalie Nakamatte and Madina Nakaayi scored the other three goals.
The semifinal results confirm Makerere University will take on Lady Doves in the final that will be played on the 8th of June at a yet to be confirmed venue.
Just like it was in the Men’s final, both Makerere and Lady Doves will contest in their first ever cup final with the winners claiming their maiden crown.