Defending champions Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC have edged Villa Park based side Kampala Queens via kicks from the penalty mark to advance to the final for the 4th year running of the FUFA Women Elite League.
Kawempe are also chasing their 4th straight League title as they have won all since the inception of the FUFA Women Elite League in 2015 all under head coach Ayub Khalifan. He is still in charge of the team.
After a one all draw in the 90 minutes of normal time, Kawempe emerged winners by 5:4 kicks from the penalty mark at StarTimes stadium Lugogo Kampala on Thursday afternoon.
In the normal time, Akello Lillian scored in the 69th to give Kampala Queens the lead which was leveled after three minutes by National team player Tracy Jones Akiror in the 72nd minute.
During the kicks from the penalty mark, Winnie Babirye of Kampala Queens missed the opener while her teammates Aisha Namukisa, Damali Matama, Gladys Nakitto and Zaina Namuleme converted.
Akiror enjoying who is having a fine season , Nantongo Aisha, Juliet Nalukenge, Aluka Grace and Brenda Nakayenga scored their kicks to book Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC a place in the final at Lugogo.
Meanwhile, in the second match of the playoffs, Olila Women’s Alupo Norah scored the only goal in the 41st minute that sealed their victory against Gafford Ladies FC to confirm a place in the final against Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC.
Olila Women FC are searching for their first league trophy in the history of FUFA Women Elite League.
The final between the two teams will be played at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo on Saturday 26th May 2018 at 4:00PM while Kampala Queens FC will tussle it out with Gafford Ladies FC in the third place playoff at 1:30PM at the same venue.