Fufa Women’s Cup
UCU 2(1)-2(2) Olila women FC
Olila Women football club put up a resilient performance to defeat UCU Lady Cardinals and book a berth in the finals of the inaugural Fufa Women’s Cup.
Despite throwing away a 2 goal lead in normal time, purchase Olila had goalkeeper Karungi Vanessa to thank after his antics in the penalty shootout.
In a thrilling encounter played in Mukono, price UCU Lady Cardinals came from two goals down to draw 2-2 in normal time but eventually lost in the shootout 2-1.
As early as the 4th minute, hospital lanky forward Sharon Achieng put visitors Olila ahead with a calmly finish that went past goalkeeper Cissy Nakigumba.
Cissy Nantongo doubled the lead for Olila in the 23rd minute as they proved rampant against a seemingly disorganized UCU Lady Cardinals.
Two minutes to the half hour mark, Esther Kadondi cut the deficit by half as the University side grew back into the game.
The home side returned even better after recess and levelled matters through defender Mercy Nabulobi
The right back converted from the spot kick after forward Millicet Mwanzi had been hacked down by Wilmer Nantumbwe in the forbidden area.
With just two minutes to the end of normal time, Olila opted for a change with goalkeeper Lucy Angeo paving way for Karungi Vanessa.
There was a bit of delay after normal time with Olila insisting they were not aware of extra time. However, they eventually complied and allowed to play.
There were no scores in extra time and the game had to be decided on spot kicks.
Karungi proved her prowess saving three penalties in the shootout and Olila went ahead to win 2-1.
The Soroti based side will now rake on Gafford Ladies in the finals slated for 18th June at Madibira playground in Busia district.
UCU starting XI
Cissy Nakigumba, Nsangi Barbara, Phoebe Bamura, Annet Nakirijja, Kemisa Adams, Teddy Najjuma, Esther Kadondi, Arao Patience, Nakiridde Catherine, Maureen Kinavudori,Mwanzi Millicent
Olila starting XI
Angeo Lucy, Ibunyu Milliam, Amangat Marion, Wilmer Nantumbwe, Ariokot Eunice, Ilamai Mangadalene, Amoding Siporosa, Cissy Nantongo, Achieng Sharon, Alupo Norah, Akadinda Gilliian
Mercy Nabulobi -Missed
Teddy Najjuma -Missed
Phoebe Banura -Missed
Kemisa Adams- Scored
Elizabeth Nakigozi -Missed
Cissy Nantongo -Missed