Cardinals thrive




London College Nansana 1 – 3 UCU Cardinals
Western United 3 – 0 Gadaffi Integrated
Mutesa University 1 – 2 Kawempe Muslim
Ajax Queens 1 – 1 Olira WFC
Buikwe She Red Stars 3 – 0 Wakiso Hills
Kawempe Muslim 10 – 1 Olira WFC

The UCU Cardinals made it three wins in a row with a 3-1 drubbing of London College Nansana, in game three of the FUFA Women Elite League last week in Nansana.

In a game that was played after an afternoon downpour that left the pitch waterlogged, the hosts took the lead late into the first half after a rebound from a freekick outside the UCU box.

Midfielder Mary Kinuzi struck back from the spot two minutes later, after she was brought down in the box as Moreen Kinabudori put UCU ahead just a minute after the equalizer to give the visitors a 2-1 advantage at half time.

The second half started with UCU dominating possession, and just 15 minutes into the half, the on-form Kinuzi grabbed her second goal of the day after completing a fine dribble through the Nansana defence and drilling a low shot from the edge of the box past the helpless keeper to make it 3-1.

The win puts UCU on top of the table with nine points from three games after a 5-0 and 4-0 thrashing of Soroti Divine Stars and Eastern Heroes in game one and two at home respectively.
UCU coach, Tony Membe, commended the team for the win.

“The game was good. Even if the pitch was bad, we managed to capitalise on that and I’m glad the girls picked up a win,” he said.

The next league fixture will be in January 2016 as the team resumes preparations for the Inter-University Games due on December 17, at Busoga University, where they hope to win gold.

The Cardinals were also runners-up in last year’s East Africa University games at UCU. Kinuzi will miss the games because she officially reports for studies in Janaury 2016 hence her ineligibility.