Women league: Isra Academy unveils surprise package

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Gafford Ladies FC(that started against Western United) travelled several miles from Kyebando in Kampala to Kabwohe in Western Uganda and returned with three valuable points. They edged Western United 1-0 on Sunday.

The competition in the 2017/18 FUFA Women Elite League continues to get tougher every other match day as teams seek to fulfil their targets for this season.

Over the weekend, several teams were in action across different grounds in the Country as the league entered match day three.

New comers Isra Academy continue to be the surprise package this season as they went ahead to defeat Wakiso Hills 3-1 and register their maiden win in the league.

Isra remains unbeaten this season with two draws and a win to their account.

In the game played at Wakisha playground on Sunday, Wakiso Hills took the lead through Amina Kalemba but a resuscitated performance from Isra Academy saw them stage a comeback to eventually win.

A brace from Fauzia Najjemba and another goal from Sophia Nakiyingi helped Isra to win and move top in Elizabeth group on five points in three games. They had drawn against She MAK and Uganda Martyrs in their first two games.

Najjemba now leads the scoring chart with five goals in three games.

In the other game played on Sunday, Gafford Ladies needed a 71st minute goal from Kenyan striker Lilian Veronica Zedi to edge past Western United in Kabwohe.

The game between Kampala Queens and Eastern Heroes was not played with the latter failing to show up at Villa park.

However, Eastern Heroes honoured their match against She MAK on Saturday which they lost 3-0 at Makerere University Sports Ground.

On Saturday, She Corporate registered the biggest win so far this season outwitting Rines Women’s Football Club 5-0 in Nakawa.

Jennifer Mirembe struck a brace while Aisha Babirye, Noeline Namubiru and Mary Jean Iyezimana added a goal each to complete the rout.

This was the first win for She Corporate this season after two goalless draws in their opening two games.

Elsewhere, Kawempe Muslim showed their intent of reclaiming the championship with a 2-0 win against Muteesa I Royal University at Wankulukuku.

Lethal striker Juliet Nalukenge converted a penalty and added another goal to register a brace on the day. This took her goal tally to four this season.

Kawempe Muslim moved top in Victoria group with six points in two games.

She MAK eased past Eastern Heroes winning the game 3-0 at Makerere playground despite the visitors coming late.

Captain Anne Mary Kobusingye scored twice while Fabby Kitimbo netted the other goal to help She MAK to their first win this season.

The top two teams from Elizabeth group and Victoria group at the end of the regular season qualify for the playoff stage to determine the champion.