FWSL: Lady Doves, the Champions

The Doves who lost to UCU in the 2018/19 final, sweetly revenged against the students in a game played at the Fufa Technical Centre in Njeru.

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Fazila Ikwaput and Elizabeth Nakigozi scored a goal each in separate halves as Lady Doves beat UCU Lady Cardinals 2-1 on Wednesday to win the 2020/21 Fufa Women Super League.

The Doves who lost to UCU in the 2018/19 final, sweetly revenged against the students in a game played at the Fufa Technical Centre in Njeru.

After coming on in the 78th minute for Joweria Nagadya, top scorer and eventual most valuable player, Ikwaput scored the winner six minutes later.

Although she spent most of the time on the bench probably due to a knee injury sustained in semifinals, the striker did just enough to give the Masindi side the precious crown.

Lady Doves went in front after 29 minutes courtesy of a Nakigozi penalty when defender Mercy Nabulobi handled the ball in the forbidden area.

However, Sandra Kisakye leveled matters for UCU Lady Cardinals when she headed home from Nabulobi cross and gave the 2019 Winners gained hope.

Eng Moses Magogo, the Fufa president said it was important that Women’s Football had returned.

“It was important to have the Women return to action after a year out. Despite the conditions in regard to covid-19, we made efforts, bringing the teams together and having the players back to action.” He said.

“As FUFA, we shall give the necessary support to our representatives in the CAF Champions League qualifiers with Air tickets to Nairobi on top of the Cash Prize of UGX 12M,” he added.

The champions took home a trophy, medals and a cash prize of UGX 12M while the first runners up UCU Lady Cardinals earned UGX 7M.

Uganda Martyrs High School who defeated Kawempe Muslim got a cash prize of UGX 5M while the latter earned UGX 2M.

On top of taking the golden boot with eight goals, Ikwaput also won the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament accolade.

Daisy Nakaziro, the captain of the champions emerged as the best goalkeeper while Isra Soccer Academy got the FairPlay Award.

Each of the individual winners bagged one million shillings each.

Awards

Winners – Lady Doves – UGX 12M

First Runners-Up – UCU Lady Cardinals –UGX 7M

Second Runners-Up – Uganda Martyrs High School WFC – UGX 5M

Most Valuable Player – Fazila Ikwaput

Top Scorer – Fazila Ikwaput (8 goals)

Best Goalkeeper – Daisy Nakaziro.

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