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FWSL: Nandago shines as Kawempe win and Kampala Queens maintain lead at the top

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After a one week break, it was an entertaining weekend of women football on Match day five in the FUFA Women Super League where we witnessed thirteen goals and four clean sheets in five games.

Hadija Nandago was the star Lady of the weekend as she grabbed her first professional League hattrick as valley warriors bounced back to winning ways with a 4-1 victory only to extend Rines SS’s poor start of the campaign.

Kawempe through Nandago opened the scoring just 14 minutes into the game with a simple tap in after a great build up by the Valley warriors.

Rines skipper Peace Aloyo doubled the score-line six minutes later with an own goal after the pressured mounted on the team. This gave Kawempe the advantage heading into the break.

Three minutes into the second half, Nandago came forward early to the seal the win in a one-on-one situation with Joan Namusisi only to put it far in reach to send the home fans wild.

In a game that was dictated by Uganda U17 captain and Kawempe Muslim midfielder Shakira Nyinagahirwa, Rines looked tired and lost on the day.

A few minutes after the third, Nyinagahirwa put in a good cross that picked up Nandago to complete her hat trick with another tap in to make it four for the Valley warriors.

Shakira Nyinagahirwa celebrating her goal in their first win against Olila.

With four minutes past the hour mark, Rines SS pulled one back after a wonderful strike by  substitute Amina Nababi for a consolation.

This made it five losses out of five games for Rines SS this season as they continue for their search for a point.

On the other side, it was Kawempe Muslims’ second win of the season after their return from the Secondary Schools competition in Arusha, Tanzania.

For Nandago, she become the second player to score three or more goals in the game this season after Norah Alupo, the Lady Doves captain and both players scoring four and five goals respectively.

Nandago receiving her match day Ball after scoring a hat-trick against Rines SS.

Kawempe Muslim Ladies now have eight points from five games but yet to keep a clean sheet this season as Rines misery continues.

Else where on the same day, She Corporate played away against Olila High School in Soroti and registered their first win this season after two goals from forward Joanita Ainembabazi and midfielder Phionah Nabbumba.

On Saturday, Kampala Queens maintained their perfect start in the League as they picked up their fifth win of the season on the road to keep their 100 percent record this season.

In a game where Hassifah Nassuna and Teddy Najjuma played against their former employers, the Queens edged UCU Lady Cardinals by a goal to none thanks to a Margret Kunihira first half strike that was assisted by Nassuna.

Margret Kunihira in action against UCU.

But earlier on the day, the high school girls of Uganda Martyrs Lubaga had upset the University Ladies of Makerere University ladies 2-0 at the St Geralds Grounds, Lubaga.

The home side’s goals all came in the opening half. They were put in the back of the net by midfielder Kevin Nakacwa who scored her third of the season and U17 forward Brenda Munyana.

Kevin Nakacwa celebrating her goal against She Makerere.

For Lady Doves Norah Alupo couldn’t stop scoring, as she netted her fifth of the season in their 3-0 home win against Asubo Gafford Ladies. The other goals of the game were scored by Lydia Nyandera and Olivia Babirye.

TOP SCORERS

🍫 Norah Alupo (Lady Doves) 5

Norah Alupo (C) after the game against Rines SS when she scored a hawl.9

🍫 Hadijah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim) 4
🍫 Nakasi Latifah (Uganda Martyrs) 4
🍫 Ashait Nalugwa (UCU) 4
🍫 Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens) 4

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