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CAF Women Champions League Qualifiers: Lady Doves To Battle Ethiopia’s CBE In Semifinals

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The Lady Doves defeated Burundi’s PVP FC 3-0 in their last match of Group A played at the Nyayo National Stadium on Friday. Goals from Spencer Nakacwa, Norah Alupo and Fazila Ikwaput helped the Masindi based club to secure a well-deserved victory over a helpless PVP in their last group encounter.
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Lady Doves FC, Uganda’s representatives to the CECAFA Women's Champions League zonal qualifiers will face Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) in the semi-finals on September 6th, 2021 in Nairobi, Kenya as the two sides battle for the CAF Champion league qualification.

The Lady Doves defeated Burundi’s PVP FC 3-0 in their last match of Group A played at the Nyayo National Stadium on Friday. Goals from Spencer Nakacwa, Norah Alupo and Fazila Ikwaput helped the Masindi based club to secure a well-deserved victory over a helpless PVP in their last group encounter.    

A 3-0 win for Lady Doves against PVP put them second in Group A below Tanzania’s Simba Queens, which topped the group with 7 points just like Lady Doves but with a difference in goals.

Lady Doves opened the tournament’s campaign with their 5-0 victory over FAD FC before a goalless draw with Simba Queens and later a 3-0 victory over PVP. Simba Queens also beat PVP 4-1 in their opener before hammering FAD FC 1-0 giving Simba Queens a goal advantage over Lady Doves. 

Now, Lady Doves which finished second in group A will play CBE who topped group B according to the tournament's setting. Lady Doves assistant coach, Rajab Buyinza said they are going to go back to the drawing board and prepare for their next game.

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The Masindi based team will rely on the experience of Fazira Ikwaput who has played at the continental level to handle the pressure of the competition. Ikwaput netted a brace in the opening match and added one in their victory over PVP on Friday plus their in-form custodian Daisy Nakaziro who is yet to concede any goal in the tournament. 

The winner from the CECAFA qualifiers will join the other seven teams from other regions to battle in the 2021 Total Energies Women’s Champions League to be held in Egypt. If the lady doves qualify for the final CAF Women's Champions League, they will be the first team women's team from Uganda to play at continental level FUFA President. 

Moses Magogo has already given each Lady Doves player US$100 for reaching the semi-finals. He has promised to add them another USD 300 each if they reach the final plus USD 500 to each player if they win the championship.

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