Makerere University Women Football Club clinched the 2018/2019 FUFA Women’s Cup after defeating Lady Doves 2-0 in the final at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo on Saturday 8th June.
Makerere University took the lead in the 40th minute through a penalty kick converted by midfielder Jemima Twesigye following Catherine Nagadya fouling inside the penalty area by Lady Doves defender Gladys Nakitto.
Second half Substitute Fatumah Nakasumba doubled the lead after combining passes with Nababi Aminah in the 78th minute.
Lady Doves forward Nuluh Nakyanzi had an opportunity to level matters but failed to beat Makerere University goalkeeper Zahara Nankya in a one-on-one situation. Her effort went inches wide.
Lady Doves made early tactical changes in search for the equalizer. Lydia Nyandera was introduced for Karungi Getrude before the break while striker Miriam Akwero was brought on the return from the break.
The two substitutes added momentum upfront and midfielder Winnie Babirye was on spot with two close-range shots in the 74th and 76th minutes but the outstanding goalkeeper Nankya pulled off a double save to deny Lady Dove an equalizer.
In the 80th minute, second-half substitute Nakasumba Fatumah launched a counter-attack with a long pass to the right before Nababi Aminah cross was deflected into the net for the second goal for Makerere.
Makerere University’s Aminah Nababi was named the Most Valuable Player. She scored 3 goals in 3 games.
Uganda Martyrs defender Shadia Nankya took the top scorer award with 7 goals while She Corporates’ goalkeeper Karugi Vannessa was awarded the best goalkeeper.
Tooro queens took the fair play award with prize money of UGX 200,000.
Winner: Makerere University Women Football Club (Trophy, Gold Medals and UGX 3,000,000)
Runners-up: Lady Doves: Silver Medals – UGX 2,000,000
Semifinalists: Echos HS and She Corporates – UGX 1,000,000 each.
Fair Play Team: Tooro Queens – UGX 200,000
MVP: Aminah Nababi (Makerere University Women Football Club) – UGX 100,000
Golden Boot: Shadia Nankya (Uganda Martyrs WFC) – UGX 100,000
Golden Glove: Vanesa Karungi (She Corporates) – UGX 100,000
Lady Doves XI
Nakaziro Daisy (GK), Birungi Adrine, Madam Christine, Nakito Gladys, Akello Nancy Saha. Namakula Agnes, Nabbosa Riticia, Babirye Grace Winnie, Karungi Gertrude, Nakyanzi Nuluh and Lilian Veronica
Makerere University WFC XI
Nankya Zahara, Nalubega Yudayah, Namirimu Salima, Namuddu Viola, Ndagire Josephine, Twesigye Jemima, Nakasaato Rebecca, Nagadya Catherine, Nabukeera Prossy and Nababi Aminah.