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.
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.