Kawempe Muslim Ladies Football Club has been crowned FUFA Women Elite League Champions after edging Olila Women Football Club by 1-0 at Philip Omondi Stadium Lugogo in Kampala to win their 4th title in a raw.
Despite most of the squad was fasting in the honor of the holy month of Ramathan the girls endured the heat in Lugogo to dominate final from the first minute and it was midfielder Tracy Akror took the advantage from a rebound on the edge of the box to score the vital goal in the 23rd minute.
In the second half of the well attended finals, Kawempe's forward Juliet Nalukenge had the chance to soccer a second goal for Kawempe but she was denied by the woodwork in the 71st minute.
Olila's play maker Alupo Norah failed to have the best of her game in the entire 90 minutes having only one short on target thanks to the alertness and aggressiveness Kawempe's defender and team captain Mariam Nakabugo.
The champions Kawempe received cash prize of UGX 12million as prize Money while Olila Women Football Club clinched Ush.7million.
Meanwhile, in the 3rd playoff match, Gafford took the victory over Kampala Queens Football Club by 1-0 thanks to Monica Namwasa's strike in the 23rd Minute.
The finals were graced by FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo who urged the girls never to lose focus as there is a lot to achieve in women football than just the title.
We have had a steady progress with the women elite league the fourth year in a raw and we are having a target never to give-up with the league as girls have to develop with consistency in order to compete on the continent FUFA President Moses Magogo.
The consistency in the league has seen Uganda compete in the last to editions Africa women qualifiers and recently eliminated by Kenya on aggregate 1-0.
Young Tracy Akirir was voted the most Valuable player with her lone strike that gave Kawempe the title because of her magical brilliancy in midfield to beat her opponents on several occasions and creating chances for strikers.
Am grateful we are champions again, I have worked hard as person and as a team to make sure we retain the title although it was very tight competition this time round, I now work towards maintaining my place on the National team said Akiror Tracy
Other awards, FAIR PLAY � Ajax Queens FC, GOLDEN BOOT � Moureen Kinavudori (UCU) 10 Goals, GOLDEN GLOVES � Adeke Juliet (Kawempe muslim) conceded only 3 goals the whole season.
Source: Confederation Africaine de Football