Indumathi, Shilky, Shreya among the winners of IWL 2023-24 awards

Indumathi Kathiresan, Shilky Devi, and Shreya Hooda won the IWL 2023-24 best midfielder, defender and goalkeeper awards respectively. Meanwhile, Fazila Ikwaput with 13 goals in the season won the best striker award.

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Indumathi Kathiresan, Shilky Devi, and Shreya Hooda won the IWL 2023-24 best midfielder, defender and goalkeeper awards respectively. Meanwhile, Fazila Ikwaput with 13 goals in the season won the best striker award.

Indumathi Kathiresan led Odisha FC to their maiden IWL title.

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Indumathi Kathiresan, Shilky Devi, and Shreya Hooda won the IWL 2023-24 best midfielder, defender and goalkeeper awards respectively as Odisha FC claimed their maiden Indian Women's League title and Gokulam Kerala finished runners up. Meanwhile, Fazila Ikwaput with 13 goals in the season won the best striker award.

This is the second consecutive year that Indian star midfielder Indumathi Kathiresan made it to the awards list. Last year, playing for the Gokulam Kerala Indumathi was awarded the best player of the tournament. This year, after a stunning season with her new team Odisha FC, she won the Best Midfielder of the tournament award. 

Shreya Hooda won the Best Goalkeeper of the IWL 2023-24 award with 9 clean sheets in 12 games. | Image | Sportz Point

Along with her, Odisha FC goalkeeper Shreya Hooda claimed the best goalkeeper of the  IWL 2023-24 award with nine clean sheets in 12 matches for the Kalinga Warriors. “I am so happy to come up with a good performance this season. I want to thank my coaches, support staff, teammates and especially Odisha FC for believing in me. I am grateful to all for this opportunity this season and it all happened because of my team. I want to dedicate this award to my defenders," Shreya told AIFF.

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Shilky Devi won the best defender of the IWL 2023-24 award. | Sportz Point

Meanwhile, Shikly Devi was one of the key players for Gokulam Kerala FC as they finished nearly toe-to-toe with Odisha to become the runners-up of the season. Shily since appearing for the Indian U-17 Women's team in the FIFA Women's U17 World Cup has come up the ranks to prove her metal.

Fazila Ikwaput won the Best striker of the IWL award | Sportz Point

While Shikly was a key hold at the back, Fazila Ikwaput was at her meanest for the Gokulam Kerala team at the front. Fazila Ikwaput, the Ugandan recruit of the most successful team in IWL history, scored 13 goals in the whole tournament to win the best striker of the tournament award.

IWL 2023-24 awards:

Winners: Odisha FC (Rs 10,00,000)

Runners-up: Gokulam Kerala FC (Rs 5,00,000)

Best Match Organisation: Sports Odisha (Rs 50,000)

Participating Club with The Best Media Operations: Odisha FC (Rs 50,000)

Best Striker (13 goals): Fazila Ikwaput – Gokulam Kerala FC (Rs 50,000)

Best Goalkeeper: Shreya Hooda – Odisha FC (Rs 50,000)

Best Defender: Hemam Shilky Devi – Gokulam Kerala FC (Rs 50,000)

Best Midfielder: Indumathi Kathiresan – Odisha FC (Rs 50,000)

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