Lady Doves players celebrate

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 side won 2-1.

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

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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.

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.

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

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.

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

Each of the individual winners bagged one million shillings each.