By Edwin Kyle Kule
Lady Doves head coach Fred Musiime is a proud man after his charges staged a commanding performance in their opening FUFA Women Super League game of the season.
The Masindi based side registered a deserved 5-0 win against Isra Soccer Academy in the opening game of group two at the FUFA Technical Centre on Monday morning.
“The technical team and the players all work together and the teamwork within the group is a strong pillar for us,” Musiime told media in his post-match press conference.
“God is the reason we have earned all points. For everything we do, we put God first besides working as a team. The players are well behaved and focused which helps them to play on instructions,” he added.
Fazila Ikwaput scored four goals with Lydia Nyandera adding the other in what is the biggest win of the season so far.
“Ikwaput put up a great performance. I am sure more of those will come as the tournament goes on. She is a well-behaved girl who is always ready to learn,” Musiime concluded.
Nyandera capitalised from Isra’s defensive mistake to open the scoring in the 24th minute for the Masindi based team. Ikwaput doubled their lead from close range with a clean finish.
Five minutes into the second half, Ikwaput added a third with a brilliantly taken free-kick. She then completed her hattrick in the 65th minute – the first in the FWSL this season – with another close-range finish from Jowelia Nagadya’s low cross.
Two minutes to the end of the game, Ikwaput bagged her fourth of the day and take her to the top of the top-scorers’ charts above Kawempe Muslim’s Allen Nasaazi and Kampala Queens’ captain Fauzia Najjemba who are tied on three goals.
The result meant Lady Doves go top of the group with three points and a healthy goal difference. In their second game, they will face Olila High School on Tuesday, while Isra Soccer Academy return to action on Wednesday against Olila.