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Ikwaput Steers Lady Doves Past UCU To Win Maiden Women Super League Title

Wednesday, May 5
*Final: Lady Doves 2-1 UCU Lady Cardinals

Fazila Ikwaput came off the bench to score a late winner as Lady Doves completed their revenge over UCU Lady Cardinals to take their first ever FUFA Women Super League title.

Ikwaput, a doubt for the game after an injury in the semifinal, replaced Joweria Nagadya in the 77th minute with the game tied one all.

Seven minutes later, she made her cameo count with an exquisite control inside the area, left her marker Jauhara Nabagala for dead, before scoring with a right-footed shot to garner wild celebrations.

UCU had leveled matters through Sandra Kisakye header in the 75th minute after Elizabeth Nakigozi had put Lady Doves in an early 27th minute lead in the final at Njeru.

Its revenge well served for Lady Doves who lost to UCU in the 2018/19 final in Lugogo., 2-0.

Ikwaput ends the tournament as the top scorer with eight goals.

This was the second time Lady Doves beat UCU in this tourney – They won 2-1, same scoreline as today, in the group stage with Ikwaput scored a double after Hassifa Nassuna had put the Mukono team in the lead through the spot.

UCU’s Nassuna was denied by the crossbar twice, including a freekick which Teddy Najjuma failed to tap home from a rebound.

Before her equaliser, Kisakye failed to beat Daisy Nakazibwe in a keeper-to-beat scenario.

UCU, who topped group B and eliminated Uganda Martyrs at semifinal, fails to defend her title but return home with a silverware to show.

This year’s competition kicked off on Monday April 19th, 2021 after a year of inactivity due to COVID-19, after last season was declared null and void.

The new season was shortened and played at one venue – Njeru – in a tournament format as ten teams were divided into two groups in the normal season.

Women League Finals:

2015: Kawempe Muslim 3-2 Buikwe She Red Stars
2016: Kawempe Muslim 0(4)-0(2) She Corporates
2017: Kawempe Muslim 4-0 UCU Lady Cardinals
2018: UCU Lady Cardinals 2-1 Lady Doves
2019/20: Not Held
2021: Lady Doves 2-1 UCU Lady Cardinals

Players Used

Lady Doves XI – Daisy Nakaziro, Adrine Birungi, Madam Christine, Fatuma Nakasumba, Nabilah Nakito, Aziz Zuena Tembeni, Riticia Nabbosa, Nankya Rashida, Nyandera Lydia, Elizabeth Nakigozi, Joweria Nagadya.

Subs – Olivia Babirye, Eseza Kobusobozi, Margret Namande, Sarah Nakuya, Fazila Ikwaput.
*Coach – Fred Musiime

UCU Lady Cardinals XI – Ruth Aturo, Shadia Nankya, Phoebe Banura, Annet Nakirijja, Mercy Nabulobi, Joan Kwagala, Teddy Najjuma, Jauhara Nabaggala, Cissy Nakate, Sandra Kisakye, Hasifah Nassuna.

Subs – Hadijjah Nalongo (GK), Catherine Nakiridde, Collines Ahumuza, Jackline Nakasi, Harriet Muwugumya, Faith Apio.
*Coach – Jimmy Kintu

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Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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