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06 July 2022 | Football

Crested Cranes duo of Fazilah Ikwaput and Fauziah Najjemba has been nominated for the 2022 Confederation of African Football Awards.

Ikwaput has been listed on the preliminary list for CAF African Women Footballer of the Year category while Najjemba is nominated for the CAF Young Player of the Year.

The duo is part of Uganda’s Crested Cranes currently taking part in the Women Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.

The CAF Awards 2022 will be held on 21st July 2022 in Rabat, Morocco.

Ikwaput is in a field of 29 players and she is the first Ugandan female footballer to earn this recognition since the awards were started in 2001.

Ikwaput helped Lady Doves win the FUFA Women's Super League in the 2020/21 season, finishing as a top scorer and MVP, to qualify for the CAF Women's Champions League Zonal Qualifiers.

She was a joint top scorer last season in the league with 16 and was also vital as Uganda won their maiden CECAFA Women Championship at Njeru where she bagged six goals.

Najjemba, nominated for the Young Player gong, finished as the top scorer with 12 goals at the 2022 CECAFA U20 Women Championship at Njeru.

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