UCU and Kawempe played a 2-2 draw in Women Super League
Wednesday, March 18
*UCU Lady Cardinals 2-2 Kawempe Muslim
The 2-2 draw FUFA Women Super League encounter between UCU Lady Canons and visiting Kawempe Muslims was highlighted by the lengthy duration.
The game was played for 107 minutes which left many fans puzzled at the UCY play ground in mukono on Wednesday.
Juliet Nalukenge and Shamirah Nalugya put Kawempe in the deserved 2-0 lead.
Substitute Hasifah Nassuna came off the bench to mark her return from an injury with a goal to halve the deficit before a late Harriet Muwugumya strike snatched a point.
Hosts UCU had their chance to lead the game in the 12th minute but midfielder Joan Kwagala failed to score from the spot.
Visitors Kawempe were scored in the 18th minute through a well taken free kick from Nalugya.
Kawempe would have doubled their lead earlier after their first goal but Nalukenge shoot over the bar from Margret Kunihira’s assist.
Goalkeeper Ruth Arturo later denied Sharon Naddunga.
Joan Kwagala came close but she was her denied by Kawempe’s Juliet Adeke before Shadia Nankya headed over the bar.
At the hour mark, Nalukenge doubled Kawempe’s lead when she converted from a penalty after she was fouled in the box.
Six minutes later Nassuna scored for UCU from a spot kick after she was fouled by Asia Nakibuuka inside the area.
In the 108th minute, Harriet Muwugumya headed in a well delivered assist from Nassuna.
The result means Kawempe remain top of the table with 17 points out of seven games played while UCU are fifth with eight points out of the seven games played.
Reactions from Coaches
Ayub Khalifah (Kawempe) – It was a good game away from home. The girls got their chances and failed to take them away as our opponents did the reverse.
I won’t go deep in matters I can’t manage, in the first half we played 47 minutes and I think the referee added two minutes and the second half we played an hour and two minutes.
Psychologically, the girls were tortured.
Christian Magoba (UCU) – It was a game of two halves in which we would have led earlier but my player failed to convert a penalty, also conceding a scrappy goal but in the second half we put up a strong fight which I think we deserved a goal.
Playing Maureen Kinavudori in defense was my tactic gained because she is one of the experienced players we have.
We have lost two important points.
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UCU Lady Cardinals:
Ruth Aturo(GK), Nabulobi Mercy, Banura Phobe, Kemisa Adams, Moureen Kinavudori, Kwagala Joan, Cissy Nakate, Teddy Najjuma, Shadia Nakya, Jauhara Nabaggala, Jackie Nakasi
Substitutes – Nalongo Hadijja, Muwugumya Harriet, Apio Faith, Hasifa Nassuna, Atimaku Phionah, Kisaakye Sandra, Akao Ruth.
Coach: Magoba Christian
Juliet Adeke (GK), Samalie Nakacwa, Asia Nakibuuka, Nakabugo Mariam, Nantongo Aisha, Shamira Nalugya, Rhonda Nanziri, Anitah Namata, Margret Kunuhira, Juliet Nalukenge, Sharon Naddunga
Substitutes – Dianah Natukunda, Nazizi Florence, Nakayenga Brenda, Nyiragahirwa Shakirah, Nalukodha Susan, Nankwanga Shakirah.
Coach: Ayubu Khalifa Kiyingi