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FUFA Women’s Cup: Viola Namuddu’s goal hands Uganda Martyrs first leg advantage

by Nnalubaale Sports
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Uganda Martyrs earned the semifinal first-leg advantage after beating Kawempe Muslim 1-0 in Lubaga today morning.

The Kiddawalimes scored their all-important goal through experienced player, Viola Namuddu in the first half of the game.

Namuddu headed home off a well-delivered corner from captain Catherine Nagadya to put her side in the lead.

Before the end of the first 45 minutes, Kawempe got a chance to level matters but Shakirah Nyinagahirwa’s free-kick hit the crossbar.

Into the second stanza of the game, Kawempe were constructive but they failed to find the back of the net.

Martyrs had another chance to double the lead Latifah Nakasi failed to connect home a good pass from Sumaiyah Nalumu.

The centre referee Anna Akoi ended the game with Martyrs bagging a narrow first-leg win against Kawempe.

Martyrs Head Coach, Edward Kasozi Ssozi appreciated the girls for the winning spirit during the post-game interview.

“We wanted to win with a clean sheet. I thank my players for a good fighting spirit till the final whistle.”

The gaffer went on to explain that the return leg will be even tougher as Kawempe will throw everything at them.

“We are not in the final yet and we expect to face a tough version of Kawempe next week (Sunday),” he concluded.

Meanwhile, the second semifinal game will see Asubo Gafford Ladies visit She Maroons tomorrow at 10 am in Luzira in search of a slot in the final to be hosted by Kumi district.

By: Geoffrey Mugabi

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