Fazila Ikwaput sent a signal to any player that wants to contend for the top scorers’ gong in this year’s FUFA Women Super League with a perfect start.
The lethal forward was ruthless against newcomers Isra Soccer Academy, scoring four goals on Monday and thus take lead in the race for the ‘golden boot.’
Fauzia Najjemba and Allen Nassazi of Kampala Queens and Kawempe Muslim had scored three each from group 1.
Ikwaput who had professional stints in India and Kazakhstan indicated she wants to score nine goals this season.
“I’m happy that my team started well and we were able to win our first game. This motivates us ahead of the next games,” she said before adding.
“On a personal level, I’m delighted to score four goals and my target is to finish as the top scorer this season with about nine goals.”
Ikwaput joined Lady Doves last season that was prematurely cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and she says their target is to win the League.
“Our target is to go as far as we can and that is to win the league title this season. We have a good team that can do the job and I’m hopeful that this will be achieved at the end of the season.”
Born and bred in Nakaloke, Mbale District, Ikwaput holds the record as the first Ugandan female footballer to score a goal in the UEFA Women’s Champions League.
She scored against Barcelona as BIIK-Kazygurt stunned the Spanish giants, winning 3-1 at home in 2018.
Lady Doves return to action on Tuesday against Olila High School where Ikwaput played before moving abroad.