Uganda’s Ikwaput joins Indian Premier League side

Ugandan female footballer, Fazila Ikwaput has joined Indian Women’s Premier League side Gokulam Kerala FC.

The 27 year old last week bid farewell to colleagues and coaches at FUFA Women Super League Champions Kampala Queens that she had joined in May last year.

“My stay at Kampala Queens has come to an end. I wish the club the very best in the remainder of the season and beyond,” she posted on her X handle.

Meanwhile, the striker was later unveiled at the Indian Premier League side.

Ikwaput would later feature in her new club’s game on Saturday as they beat Sports Odisha FC 8-0 in a premier league match where she bagged a brace.

“I am very happy that I arrived here just a day ago and went straight for a match and scored two goals,” Ikwaput said.

She previously played for Cyprus’ Omonia Nicosia, Olila High School and Lady Doves both in Uganda as well as Kerala Blasters in India and BIIK Kazygurt in Kazakhstan.

Ikwaput was in 2022 nominated for the CAF Women’s Player of the Year Award for her stellar performance at CECAFA.

She had earlier guided her team and Masindi based Lady Doves Football Club to their maiden league title where she was the joint top scorer in the FUFA Women Super League with 16 goals.

She guided the club to the CECAFA region CAF Champions League qualifiers where the team was eliminated at semifinals in Nairobi but she had four goals to her name.

On the national team, Ikwaput guided the Crested Cranes to their first ever CECAFA Women championship with six goals in the tournament and emerged the Most Valuable Player of the tournament held in Uganda.

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