FUFA Women Cup Final
Makerere University 2-0 Lady Doves
Makerere University were crowned the 2018/19 FUFA Women Cup champions after a 2-0 win over Lady Doves in the final at the StarTimes stadium, Lugogo on Saturday.
Jemima Twesigye opened the scoring from a penalty kick in the 40thminute after Gladys Nakitto foul on Catherine Nagadya.
Second half substitute Fatumah Nakasumba stretched lead in the 78th minute after combining passes with Aminah Nababi.
It was another sad end for Masindi-based Lady Doves in a space of one week after the Oliva Mbekeka side lost to UCU Lady Cardinals at the final of the 2018/19 FUFA Women Elite league by similar margin at the same venue.
Shadia Nankya, a Crested Cranes and Uganda Martyrs defender awesomely took home the top scorers’ accolade after emerging top with 7 goals -she she scored in one outing.
The lanky center back was lethal as Uganda Martyrs obliterated Watoto Women FC 10-0 at the round of 32, scoring 7 of the 10 having been employed as a forward.
Esther Naluyimba(brace) and Rashidah Nankya scored the other goals. The result went down the books of history as the biggest victory in the competition since its inception in 2016.
Additionally, Nankya also set up a new record as the first player to score seven goals in one game in women’s football in the FUFA recognized competitions (FUFA Women Elite League and FUFA Women’s Cup).
Nankya had so far scored five goals in the league -taking her goal tally to twelve in all competitions by then. She Corporates goal keeper Vannesa Karungi was named the best custodian.
Makerere University’s Aminah Nababi, who scored three in three, was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) whilst Tooro Queens took home the fair play award and cash prize of Shs200000.
The champions won Shs3m cash prize while runners up took Shs2m. She Corporates and Soroti-based Echos High school, who were the losing semi finalists won Shs1m each. Each individual winner took home Shs100000 cash prize.
Last season winners UCU Lady Cardinals suffered an early exit losing 3-1 to league champions Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC at the round of 32 but compensated the early exit with lifting the 2018/18 Premier league title.