FT: Kawempe Muslim 1-0 Olila High School
Tracy Jones Akiror first half strike was all that Kawempe Muslim needed to tame Olila High School and lift the FUFA Women Elite League trophy for the fourth straight season at the StarTimes stadium, Lugogo on Saturday evening.
The Crested Cranes intelligent midfielder scored from a well calculated rebound in the 23rd minute a strike that turned out to be the winner gifting Kawempe with their fourth straight women’s league title.
Despite all efforts from Olila to find a leveller, Kawempe Muslim defence and goalkeeper Juliet Adeke were alert to deal with all threats until the final whistle.
However, Kawempe had silky forward Julie Nalukenge to blame for not converting two keeper to beat chances in the dieing minutes of the game rounding the goalkeeper in one of them with her resultant effort hitting the post.
In the earlier match played to determine the third and fourth team, Gafford Ladies defeated Kampala Queens 1-0 courtersy of a Monica Namwase strike in a game Kampala Queens Zaina Namuleme missed a glorious chance to level matters in the closing minutes of the match with only a goalkeeper to beat but carelessly wasted it.
Kawempe again reaped big in the individual awards with Tracy Jones Akiror bagging the Most Valuable Player of the season award while goalkeeper Juliet Adeke bagged the best goalkeeper of the season award.
The trophy that Kawempe won came with cash prize of 12 million shillings with second placed Olila High School receiving 7 million. Third placed Gafford received 5 millions while Kampala Queens got 2 millions in fourth place.
Speaking to the media, Kawempe Muslim winning coach Ayub Khalifa said,
It has been a very competitive race and honestly at the start of the season I didn’t count my team favourites after losing my players to UCU but the belief the girls had in them selves was vital and a big reason we have defended our title.
Tracy Jones Akiror (Kawempe Muslim/MVP)
It wasn’t easy but thank God we have made it thanks to the courage from our coaches even in tough times. For the MVP award, I am really grateful to God and indeed my hard work has paid me, I at one time lost hope as some people said I couldn’t make it but my hard work and persistence has paid off, thanks to my teammates for all the efforts.
Juliet Adeke, Florence Nalumansi, Grace Aluka, Mariam Nakabugo, Rehema Adubango, Tracy Akiror, Anita Namata, Apon Sharon, Juliet Nalukenge, Aisha Nantongo
Olila High School.
Lucky Phoebe Angeo, Miriam Ibunyu,Marion Amangat, Wilmer Nantumbwe, Immaculate Ikomera, Ariokot Eunice,Patricia Apio, Cissy Nantongo, Magdalene Illamai,Norah Alupo,Siporossa Amoding
Fair Play Award – Ajax Queens FC(Got the least yellow and red cards combined)
Golden Glove Award – Juliet Adeke (Kawempe Muslim)
Top Scorer -Maureen Kinavudori (UCU Lady Canons,12 goals)
Most Valuable Player – Tracy Jones Akiror (Kawempe Muslim)
Note: All the individual awards came with a cash prize of one million shillings courtersy of FUFA.