FUFA WOMEN SUPER LEAGUE MATCH DAY 18 RESULTS
Sunday 30th April 2023
- Makerere University 1:0 UCU Lady Cardinals
- Uganda Martyrs 3:0 OLila H/S WFC
- Kampala Queens 1:1 Lady Doves
- She Corporate 2:2 Kawempe Muslim
- Asubo Gafford Ladies 4:3 Rines SS WFC
FUFA Women Super League defending champions She Corporate have been relegated to the Elite league.
This comes after their 2-all draw against Kawempe in their final game of the season on Sunday.
First half goals from Zian Ithungu and Winnie Nabbale had earlier put She Corporate ahead.
But second goals from Agnes Nabukenya and Suzan Nalukoda ensured that Kawempe Muslim completed a come back.
And at the final whistle, it meant that She Corporate were relegated after finishing second from the bottom with 20 points.
It has been a poor season for the Sharks, who have struggled throughout.
And heading to the final day, She Corporate, together with five other clubs were fighting for life to save their season.
Playing at home, they earned a bright start when Ithungu and Nabbale put them ahead before the break.
But they failed to contain their lead in the second half, on another day they looked poor against an inform Kawempe Muslim side.
And in the 73 minute, Nabukenya pulled on goal back for Kawempe Muslim before substitute Nalukoda levelled matters seven minutes later, to send the defending champions to the Elite league.
Olila High School is the other side that has been relegated following their 3-0 defeat to Uganda Martyrs in their final game on Sunday.
Elsewhere, it was joy and history made as Kampala Queens were crowned Champions at their home in Kabojja.
And in their final game, they needed a late Resty Nanziri strike to draw 1-1 against Lady Doves after Joweria Nagadya had put the Visitors ahead in the first half.
Kampala Queens, who were declared champions with four games to spare now end the season with 47 points after 18 games.
They will represent the country in the upcoming CAF Women’s champions League zonal qualifiers to be hosted by Uganda this year.
A Sudden Demise for She Corporate
It has been a quick turn of events for She Corporate who in May last year, won the league on the last day of the season.
Having won the title on points ahead of Kampala Queens, the two started the new season as expected contenders for the throne.
The Queens, backed by FUFA boss Moses Magogo, understood the assignment and went shopping.
The same cannot be said of She Corporate despite their busy schedule then including the CAF Women Champions League zonal qualifiers.
But their biggest undoing has been the unavailability of a couple of players for the best part of the season.
Phionah Nabbumba, Favour Nambatya and Naume Nagadya left the club.
Goalkeeper Daphine Nyayenga missed a couple of games due to Senior Six exams.
Injuries to Rhona Nantege, Susan Atim and Grace Nassongo made the work difficult for the coaches as well.
Going into the final day, She Corporate needed a win to guarantee their stat in Super League.
And a draw or loss would have depended on results elsewhere as five other teams were in relegation dog-fight as well – Rines SS, Lady Doves, Makerere University and Asubo Gafford Ladies and Olila.
They led 2-0 until the last 15 minutes of the game, and when they squandered their lead, with it went their chances of staying up.
🤝 Fair Play Award (Lady Doves)
🧤 Best Goalkeeper (Daisy Nakaziro)
👟 Top Scorer (Nyinagahirwa Shakira)
🎖️ MVP (Nyinagahirwa Shakira)
⬇️ Relegated (She Corporates)
⬇️ Relegated (Olira High School)