FUFA Women Elite League

FUFA Women Elite League is a women's football league in Uganda sanctioned by the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA). Until the 2019–20 season, the league was the top-flight women's football league in Uganda. The FUFA Women Super League succeeded the Women Elite League as the top women's football league in the country.

FUFA Women Elite League
Founded2015; 9 years ago (2015)
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Number of teams8
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toFUFA Women Super League

History edit

The establishment of the FUFA Women Elite League in 2015 followed Uganda's stint at the African qualifiers of the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup where it won in a two-legged preliminary round match over South Sudan on a 22–0 aggregate.[1][2] However the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) withdrew the national team from the qualifiers since it deemed "improper" to continue its campaign if there is no women's league in the country.[1]

The introduction of the Women Super League to the Ugandan women's football system as the new highest women's football league for the 2019–20 season relegated the FUFA Women Elite League as a second division league reducing the number of competing teams in the Elite League from 16 to 8. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019–20 season of the Women Elite League was cancelled with Isra Soccer Academy (Victoria group) and Makerere University (Elizabeth group) promoted to the Women Super League for the 2020–21 season.[3]

Final playoff results edit

  • 2015: Kawempe 3-2 Buikwe[4]
  • 2015–16: Kawempe Muslim 0-0 (4–2 pen) She Corporates
  • 2016–17: Kawempe Muslim 4-0 UCU Cardinals
  • 2017–18: Kawempe Muslim 1-0 Olila Women
  • 2018–19: UCU Lady Cardinals 2-0 Lady Dove[5]
  • 2019–20: Not held

References edit

  1. ^ a b Muyita, Joel (12 September 2019). "FUFA replace Women Elite League with Super League". Kawowo. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  2. ^ Senono, Elvis (16 March 2019). "Fufa get it right". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  3. ^ Muyita, Joel (20 May 2020). "FUFA Women Super League cancelled". Kawowo Sports. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  4. ^ Schöggl, Hans. "Uganda (Women) 2017/18". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  5. ^ Ssenoga, Shafik (15 June 2020). "UCU Lady Cardinals dethrone Kawempe Girls". New Vision. Retrieved 24 May 2020.