The final clash between the two giants ended in a barren draw in the regular time nonetheless the match progressed to kicks from the penalty mark and UCU Lady Cardinals edged their rivals 5-4.
Goalkeeper Ruth Aturo saved Nakabugo Mariam’s spot kick to hand Lady Cardinals the first ever Independence trophy.
The Mukono based Women’s team received a prize money of UGX. 700,000 and a trophy. UCU have now won the FUFA Women’s Cup and the Independence Cup this year.
In the other finals, Kawempe Muslim managed a 1-0 victory over Pride College Mpigi in the Secondary Schools category. The goal was scored by Nakato Rebecca in the 54th minute. Kawempe Muslim SSS bagged UGX. 500,000 plus a trophy.
In the Primary Schools category, Jolly Primary School defeated Bembe Hill Primary School 3-0 to emerge champions.
Nanyonjo Jarida, Tamale Hanisha and Nagadya Jovena scored for Jolly primary School.
UCU Lady Cardinals forward Hasfa Nassuna won the top scorer Award after netting six goals in the tournament.
The Chairperson Uganda Women’s Football Association (UWFA) Margret Kubingi commended FUFA for sponsoring the event and believes it has covered some young talents mainly in Schools that participated.
‘I thank FUFA for sponsoring the event. It has exposed some of the young talents. UWFA have achieved alot from this tournament and we shall continue preparing such tournaments to bring the game closer to the communities to identify new talent’ said Kubingi
FUFA Executive Committee Members Agnes Mugena and Chris Kalibbala were also in attendance and perfomred roles during Awards ceremony.
FUFA Women’s Independence Day Cup summery
Clubs Category: UCU Lady Cardinals (5) 0-0 (4) Kawempe Ladies
Secondary Schools category: Kawempe Muslim 1-0 Pride College Mpigi
Primary Category: Jolly Primary School 3-0 Bembe Hill Primary School