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Fazil Ikwaput joins Kazakhstan top tier side BIIK Kazygurt

Fazil Ikwaput in action for former side Gokulam, Kerila FC (Photo by Agency)

Reigning Airtel-FUFA Awards women player of the year Fazil Ikwaput has joined Kazakhstan women league top tier side BIIK Kazygurt.

This was confirmed confirmed by agent Dan Ntale who is the managing director at Jodana Sports Management.

“We are happy to announce the transfer of Fazila Ikwaput to a European Champions League Women side BIIK-Kazygurt FC, read a statement by Dan Ntale.

“She joins from an Indian side Gokulam, Kerila FC.

“The deal was sealed this week and we wish you the best in your new journey to Europe.

Ikwaput beat off stiff competition to win the 2017 Airtel-FUFA women gong.

The 20 year old is blessed with pace, a great first touch, immense dribble skills and an eye for goal which will be vital in securing a regular starting slot at BIIK-Kazygurt Women Football Club in the recent future.

Ikwaput is believed to have departed Uganda on Tuesday evening for Kazakhstan to join her new club.

The club is also home to four other Africans with the Cameroonian duo of Jacky Annette Messomo and Josephine Ngandi as well as Nigeria’s Charity Adule and Chinwendu Ihezuo.

The other female Ugandan footballers featuring in the diaspora leagues include Jean Sseninde Namayega at Crystal Palace Ladies Women Football Club in England, Sandra Nabweteme and Joan Nakirya (South West Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) as well as Natasha Shirazi who plays at Danish club, Ballerupskovlude Foothold BSF .

BIIK Kazygurt is a women’s football club based in Shymkent, Kazakhstan competing in the Kazakhstani Championship.

They have won 8 Kazakhstani league and knock out crowns apiece.

Formerly established in Almaty, the team won five championships in a row between 2004 and 2008 under this name and represented Kazakhstan in the European Cup, making it into the last 16 in four occasions.  The club has played some seasons in the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

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