Ikwaput Elated With Top Awards As Lady Doves Set Sights On Champions League

2021 FUFA Women Super League
Champions – Lady Doves
Runners Up – UCU Lady Cardinals
Bronze – Uganda Martyrs
MVP – Fazila Ikwaput
Top Scorer – Fazila Ikwaput (8 goals)
Fair Play – Isra Soccer Academy

Fazila Ikwaput is delighted after she was named the Most Valuable Player and Top scorer of the 2021 FUFA Women Super League.

Ikwaput deservedly bags the two gongs after helping Lady Doves win the Title thanks to her eight goals, including a winner in Wednesday’s final.

She takes the two awards, previously won by Hassifa Nassuna in 2019. Last season was declared null and void due to Covid19.

“I am excited, it means so much to win these two awards because it has never happened in my life before,” said Ikwaput after the awarding ceremony at Njeru.

Ikwaput came off the bench to score a beauty and later taken off as the Masindi-based club won their maiden title.

On coming off after scoring, Ikwaput commented: “I just wanted to get out of the game, my target was to get on, score and then get out of the game.”

The victory means that Lady Doves will become the first club to represent Uganda at the coming Zonal Qualifiers of the Women’s Champions League.

Ikwaput says that they have to “work together” with coaches and as a team to see that they succeed in Kenya at Zonals.

FUFA had earlier stated that the Champions of the 2021 FUFA Women Super League will represent Uganda in the inaugural CAF Women Club Champions League.

The Zonal qualifiers will run from July 17th to 1st August hosted by Kenya to determine the CECAFA representative to the inaugural CAF Women Club League Finals due in November this year.

Lady Doves captain and goalkeeper Daisy Nakaziro said after the win: “We won today’s trophy because of the power of God. My players were so determined and we never lost hope after they equalised.

“It has been a good message, many ruled us out but we kept believing.”

Lady Doves assistant coach Rajab Buyinza commended Ikwaput and other players for being resilient.

“We sat down and set down wimning the league as our main target and I thank God for helping us achieve this,” Buyinza stated.

“The discipline and resilience of the players, the motivation from president has been key.

“Ikwaput is the player who wants to learn every day, she is that player every coach would want to work with.”

On the upcoming Zonal Qualifiers in Kenya, Buyinza confidently added; “We are going into the market, we are going to bring the best players and replace those who are shaky. We will be raising the countries flag, its a big task ahead but we will compete and make Uganda proud.”

Makerere Universty and Isra Soccer Academy have been relegated to Elite League after finishing bottom of their respective groups.



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