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Lady Doves win 2020/21 FUFA Women Super League

 

Lady Doves are the Champions of the 2020/21 FUFA Women Super League after defeating UCU Lady Cardinals in the final on Wednesday.

In the repeat of the 2018/19 Final, Lady Doves earned sweet revenge against the same team that beat them two years ago. The Masindi based based side won 2-1.

Joweria Nagadya takes on Phoebe Banura

Fazila Ikwaput who has been instrumental throughout the tournament was once again at the rescue of Lady Doves, scoring the winning goal.

The game played at the FUFA Technical Centre was graced by FUFA President, Eng Moses Magogo in the company of FUFA 1st Vice President, Justus Mugisha and 3rd Vice President, Hon. Nakiwala Kiyingi.

FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo (Right) flanked by FUFA EXCOM member Issa Magoola

Lady Doves opened the scores in the 29th minute through winger Elizabeth Nakigozi who converted from the spot after defender Mercy Nabulobi held the ball in the area.

Elizabeth Nakigozi’s strike from the spot.

UCU Lady Cardinals could have taken the lead earlier but were unlucky on two occasions when Hasifa Nassuna was denied by the woodwork.

Her first attempt from outside the area beat goalkeeper Nakaziro while the other from the free kick but also hit the upright.

Sandra Kisakye equalised for UCU Lady Cardinals, heading home from Nabulobi cross as the 2019 Winners gained hope.

Sandra Kisakye scored the goal for UCU Lady Cardinals.

The hope was short-lived with Ikwaput who had come on in the 78th minute, replacing Joweria Nagadya scoring six minutes later.

The striker who got injured in the semi-final started on bench but came on and delivered the much needed moment.

FUFA President Eng Moses Magogo indicated that it was important to have Women’s Football return and the Federation made efforts to have a successfully tournament.

“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 12.” He confirmed.

Lady Doves who emerged 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.

Ikwaput was named the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament and also bagged the top scorer’s golden boot with 8 goals.

Fazila Ikwaput displays her golden boot

Daisy Nakaziro who is the captain of Lady Doves emerged as the best goalkeeper while Isra Soccer Academy got the FairPlay Award.

Daisy Nakaziro was named best goalkeeper at the tournament.

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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