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Airtel-FUFA Awards: Ikwaput, Najjemba make final list of nominees for Female best

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The final list of nominees for the Airtel-FUFA Female footballer of 2021 has been released.

The list was released by the Football Association via their official website on Monday, November 22.

Joan Naggayi (She Maroons) and Margaret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim) are the two players that have been dropped after making the list of five that was announced earlier this month.

This means that Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens), Fazila Ikwaput (Lady Doves) and Daisy Nakaziro (Lady Doves) are the final three nominees for the award.

A brief about the final three

*Fauzia Najjemba*

-Scored three goals in as many games for Kampala Queens in the League.

-Named captain of the Uganda U20 Women’s National Team this year.

-Najjemba led the U20 team to victory over Kenya with a 10-3 aggregate score in the second round of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.

-She scored and assisted in the away game against Kenya that Uganda won 7-3.

-Scored a goal as Crested Cranes defeated Ethiopia 2-0 in the first leg (of the second round) of the Africa Women Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

-Uganda went on to eliminate Ethiopia 2-1 on penalties with Najjemba scoring one of the two penalties.

-Top scorer at CECAFA Women’s U20 Championship, scoring 11 goals in 5 games.

*Daisy Nakaziro*

-Captained Lady Doves to winning the FUFA Women Super League.

-Was named the best Goalkeeper of the 2020/21 Season.

-Captained Lady Doves to third place at the inaugural CECAFA CAF Women’s Champions League Qualifiers.

-She was also named the best Goalkeeper in the same tournament.

*Fazila Ikwaput*

-Top scorer and MVP as Lady Doves won the FUFA Women Super League.

-Came off the bench to score the winning goal in the final against UCU Lady Cardinals to help Lady Doves win their first league title.

-Scored 5 goals at the CECAFA CAF Women’s Champions League Qualifiers.

The 2021 Airtel-FUFA Awards will take place on December 03 at Speke Resort Hotel in Munyonyo.

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