• UCU Lady Cardinals 3-0 Isra Soccer Academy
• Lady Doves 0-0 She Corporates
Reigning Most Valuable Player (MVP) Hasifa Nassuna scored a late brace as UCU Lady Cardinals overcame a resilient Isra Soccer Academy (3-0) in the FUFA Women Super League on Friday morning.
Midfielder Teddy Najjuma netted the third with all the three goals coming in the last 15 minutes of the second stanza on the artificial turf of the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru.
After a blunt display by either side in the opening 45 minutes, UCU Lady Cardinals returned stronger with head coach Jimmy Kintu deploying defender Shadia Nankya upfront.
The long awaited moment came after 76 minutes when Nassuna capitalized on Isra’s clumsy defending at the back to squeeze a slight flick over the advancing goalkeeper Brenda Kasana.
Five minutes later, midfielder Najjuma doubled the lead for Lady Cardinals off a brilliant header. She jumped high to connect with fullback Mercy Nabulobi’s corner kick from the right.
On the 89th minute mark, Nassuna iced the cake, scoring a typical striker’s goal. The all-time leading top scorer (91 goals) received from the midfield, chipped the ball over her marker and beat two opponents for pace before placing a low drive with her weaker left foot past goalie Kasana.
“We started with pressure but calmed down in the second half. We shifted Nankya upfront to give us aerial presence which worked for us and we are going to improve on our creativity in the last game against Olila High School,” UCU assistant coach Simon Asiimwe said in the post match interview.
Lady Cardinals sail to the 2nd position on six points after three games ahead of their final group 2 game against Olila High School on Saturday.
The third consecutive defeat leaves Isra Soccer Academy pointless at the bottom and will wind-up their adventure on Saturday against She Corporates.
Isra Soccer Academy WFC:
Brenda Kasana (GK), Brenda Kwaka, Kezia Nakageye, Flavia Nalwanga, Shanita Nalubwama, Kuruthum Namutebi, Sumayiyah Nabbuto, Sumayiyah Kyomuhendo, Jovia Nakagolo Rebecca Nakato, Ritah Wanyenze.
Substitutes: Anitah Akayo, Monica Nalubega, Hairat Babirye, Hadijjah Namakula, Josephine Nalule.
Head coach: Trevor Kavuma
UCU Lady Cardinals
Ruth Aturo (GK), Mercy Nabulobi, Shadia Nankya, Pheobe Banura, Annet Nakirijja, Joan Kwagala, Teddy Najjuma, Hasifa Nassuna, Sandra Kisakye, Jackline Nakasi, Cissy Nakate.
Substitutes: Hadijjah Nalongo, Faith Apio, Collines Ahumuza, Catherine Nakiridde, Jauhara Nabaggala, Harriet Muwugumya.
Head Coach: Jimmy Kintu