CAF Women CL: Ikwaput to carry UEFA CL experience to fly Doves

Fazila Ikwaput proved that she is a level above the rest in the local women’s football.

The 23-old cleared all the doubts when she came off the bench limping in the 78th minute to star in a magical four-minute drama that saw her score the winning goal for Lady Doves as they beat UUC Lady Cardinals 2-1 to clinch the inaugural Fufa Women’s Super League title.

She was immediately withdrawn in the 84th minute after the injury worsened during the wild celebrations. She later limped home with the golden boot and the Most valuable player award.

Before arriving at Lady Doves, Ikwaput had a one-year round trip to India with topflight side Gokulam Kerala and then BIIK Kazygurt in Kazakhstan. It is at BIIK that Ikwaput reached the pinnacle of her career, thus far.

“It was special to play in the UEFA [Women] Champions League because that is where the cream of world football is,” Ikwaput who scored four goals and created three in the four games she played reminiscences.

“You get a chance to rub shoulders with the very best including world cup winners,” she added.

Ikwaput will have another shot at a continental club championship as Lady Doves represent the country in the newly-formed Caf Women Champions League.

The CECAFA zonal tournament is scheduled to take place between July 3, and July 18, in Kenya. She hopes to carry the Europe experience to push her team.

“I gained a lot of experience and confidence while playing in the [UEFA] Champions League especially that match that I scored and assisted the team to beat Barcelona 3-1 at home,” She said brimming with confidence.

“Some of my teammates like Rita [Riticia Nabosa] and Daisy [Nakaziro] have featured in the national team so they also bring that experience into the team. We are going to CAF for business,” she added.

Nakaziro was named the best goalkeeper of the tournament while Nabosa had played with her at Gokulum in India.

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