She Corporate Triumph in a Nail-Biting Finale: A Journey to the Elite League Title

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She Corporate won the FUFA Women Elite League title.
Victory came via a 6-5 penalty shootout against Olila.
Byafaayo Queens also secured promotion to the top division.
Dorcus Lwalisa named MVP; Shayline Opisa won Golden Boot.

In a thrilling conclusion to the FUFA Women Elite League, She Corporate emerged as champions, defeating Olila High School WFC in a tense final to secure the 2023/24 title. The victory, decided by a dramatic penalty shootout after a goalless draw in regular time, marked a significant milestone in She Corporate’s storied journey.

A Tense Battle on the Field

The final, held at Standard High School Zzana, Ndejje campus, was a showcase of determination and skill from both teams. After 90 minutes of intense play, neither side could break the deadlock, leading to a nerve-wracking penalty shootout.

Grace Nassongo was the sole player from She Corporate to miss her penalty, while Olila’s Marion Amangat and Esther Aanyu failed to convert their chances. The remaining She Corporate players—Stella Musibika, Anita Arinda, Spencer Nakacwa, Brenda Munyana, Lucy Fiona Atono, and Joweria Nagadya—held their nerve to score. For Olila, Eunice Ariokot, Dorcus Lwalisa, Mary Lotyang, Doreen Apio, and Oliver Adong also found the back of the net, but their efforts fell short, resulting in a 6-5 victory for She Corporate.

Redemption and Return

This championship win is particularly sweet for She Corporate, as it marks their return to the top division after a brief stint in the second division. The team, which won the FWSL title in the 2021/22 season, faced relegation in the 2022/23 season. Their swift comeback underscores their resilience and dedication to excellence.

Rising Stars and Key Performances

The season also highlighted the emergence of new talents and the exceptional performances of key players. Olila’s Dorcus Lwalisa, who was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament, exemplified outstanding skill and leadership on the field. Her teammate, Esther Akite, earned the Golden Glove for her remarkable goalkeeping throughout the competition.

Third Promotion Slot Secured

In another crucial match, Byafaayo Queens secured the third promotional slot to the FUFA Women Super League (FWSL) for the next season. They triumphed over FC Tooro Queens with a 2-0 victory, courtesy of a brace from Shayline Opisa. This win ensures that Byafaayo Queens will join She Corporate and other top teams in the elite division next season.

Celebrating Excellence

The tournament also celebrated individual excellence and team spirit. Tooro Queens were awarded the Fair Play Award, recognizing their sportsmanship and adherence to the spirit of fair competition. Amus’ star player, Shayline Opisa, who made a significant impact in the final, took home the Golden Boot for being the top scorer of the tournament.

Moments of the Match

The final match remained goalless for 90 minutes, leading to a tense penalty shootout to decide the winner.

Grace Nassongo’s missed penalty for She Corporate contrasted with Olila’s two missed attempts, crucially affecting the outcome.

Stella Musibika, Anita Arinda, and other She Corporate players successfully scored their penalties, securing the championship.

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