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FUFA Women Super League: Lady Doves overcome Kawempe Muslim to reach final

FUFA Women Super League

Kawempe Muslim 0-1 Lady Doves

Lady Doves are the first team to reach the final of the 2020/21 FUFA Women Super League after overcoming Record Champions Kawempe Muslim in the playoffs on Monday.

Riticia Nabbosa’s strike at the stroke of halftime with her long range effort going past goalkeeper Juliet Adeke.

Action between Kawempe Muslim and Lady Doves

Despite getting an injury blow at the half hour mark when leading top scorer Fazila Ikwaput was stretchered off after sustaining a knee injury, the Masindi based outfit kept their resolve to overcome Kawempe Muslim.

Nabbosa’s goal came in the first minute of added time before the break when she picked the ball in the middle of the pitch and sent a ferocious strike that went into the back of the net.

Rashida Nankya attempts to control the ball.

In the second half, Kawempe Muslim made several attempts at goal with Hadijja Nandago and Juliet Nalukenge coming close.

Nandago skinned through Lady Doves backline but failed to put the ball beyond goalkeeper Daizy Nakaziro.

Nalukenge also got close to finding the equalizer but her effort rattled the woodwork.

Lady Doves defended resiliently to claim victory and earn a berth into the final slated for Wednesday.

Aziz Zuena jumps high to head the ball away.

This is the second time that Lady Doves are qualifying for the final. They lost to UCU Lady Cardinals in 2018/19 season.

They will face the winner between UCU Lady Cardinals and Uganda Martyrs High School Lubaga.

Lady Doves assistant coach, Rajab Buyinza indicated the win means a lot in their quest to win the title.

“I thank God who has brought us this far. I laud the players for the spirited performance, they fought hard to make sure we win. We hope that the same spirit is maintained even in the final.” He said after the game.

Nabbosa who scored the all-important goal stated she asked for the goal from God and indeed it came to pass.

“I prayed to God to give me the goal and I’m thankful that He give it to me today. I’m happy that the goal has helped my team to progress to the final.”

Riticia Nabbosa celebrates with teammates after scoring.

Kawempe Muslim Ladies Starting XI

Juliet Adeke, Shakirah Nankwanga, Samalie Nakacwa, Susan Nalukoda, Aisha Nantongo, Rhoda Nanziri, Shakira Nyinagahira, Hadijja Nandhego, Juliet Nalukenge, Allen Nasaazi, Margaret Kunihira

Substitutes

Diana Natukunda, Rehema Nabulya, Aziza Amoding, Sharon Nadunga, Halima Kampi

Coach: Moses Nkata

Lady Doves Starting XI

Daisy Nakaziro, Aldrine Birungi, Madam Christine, Fatuma Nakasumba, Nabirah Nakitto, Aziz Zuena Tembeni, Olivia Babirye, Riticia Nabbosa, Resty Nankya, Lydia Nyandera, Fazila Ikwaput

Substitutes

Eseza Kobusobozi, Elizabeth Nakigozi, Joweria Nagadya, Mary Namande, Sarah Nakuya

Coach: Fred Musiime

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