African players to watch in UEFA Women’s Champions League Qualifiers

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The 2015/2016 UEFA Women’s Champions League Qualifiers kicked off on Tuesday August 11, with 32 lower-ranked champion clubs competing in four-team, one-venue mini-tournaments hosted by one of the participants.

There are eight groups with matches to be played between 11–16 August – precisely Tuesday 11th, Thursday 13th and Sunday 16th.

The eight group winners will progress to join the 24 teams from the 15 highest-ranked nations in the round of 32 draw on 20 August. Round of 32 matches are scheduled for 7/8 & 14/15 October.

Below are the African players to watch out for in the qualifying round and by Sunday we’ll see who advances and who doesn’t.

Group 1: Konak Belediyespor, Vllaznia, WFC SFK 2000 Sarajevo, ZFK Minsk

ONOME EBI

  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/05/1983 (32)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Squad number: 55
  • Club: Minsk ( BLR)

UEFA competition debut:

  • Club:UEFA Women’s Champions League (Qualifying round)
    16/08/12: Ataşehir 2-4 Pomurje

Record in this competition

  • Campaigns (Appearances):2 (4)
  • Goals:1

CATHY BOU NDJOUH

  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 07/11/1987 (27)
  • Country: Cameroon
  • Squad number: 33
  • Club: Minsk ( BLR)

GIFT OTUWE

  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 15/07/1984 (31)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Squad number: 25
  • Club: Minsk ( BLR)

UEFA competition debut:

  • Club:UEFA Women’s Champions League (Qualifying round)
    09/08/14: Zürich 1-1 Minsk

Record in this competition

  • Campaigns (Appearances):1 (3)
  • Goals:1

ESTHER SUNDAY

  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 13/03/1992 (23)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Squad number: 30
  • Club: Minsk ( BLR)

UEFA competition debut:

  • Club:UEFA Women’s Champions League (Qualifying round)
    09/08/14: Zürich 1-1 Minsk

Record in this competition

  • Campaigns (Appearances):1 (3)
  • Goals:2

TAWA ISHOLA

  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 23/12/1988 (26)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Squad number: 20
  • Club: Minsk ( BLR)

UEFA competition debut:

  • Club:UEFA Women’s Champions League (Qualifying round)
    09/08/14: Zürich 1-1 Minsk

Record in this competition

  • Campaigns (Appearances):1 (3)
  • Goals:1

UCHECHI SUNDAY

  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 09/09/1994 (20)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Squad number: 18
  • Club: Minsk ( BLR)

 

Group 4: ASA Tel-Aviv University SC, FC Jeunesse Jonglënster, FC Twente, Ferencvárosi TC

 ELIZABETH ADDO

  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 01/09/1993 (21)
  • Country: Ghana
  • Squad number: 20
  • Club: Ferencváros ( HUN)

UEFA competition debut:

  • Club:UEFA Women’s Champions League (Qualifying round)
    09/08/14: Spartak Subotica 3-0 Amazones Dramas

Record in this competition

  • Campaigns (Appearances):1 (3)
  • Goals:0

EBERE ORJI

  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 23/12/1992 (22)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Squad number: 30
  • Club: Ferencváros ( HUN)

 

Group 5: Ekonomist, Olimpia Cluj Napoca, Pärnu Jalgpalliklubi, ŽNK Pomurje

CHRISTINE MANIE

  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 04/05/1984 (31)
  • Country: Cameroon
  • Squad number: 5
  • Club: Olimpia Cluj ( ROU)

UEFA competition debut:

  • Club:UEFA Women’s Champions League (Round of 32)
    26/09/12: Olimpia Cluj 1-1 Neulengbach

Record in this competition

  • Campaigns (Appearances):2 (5)
  • Goals:0

 

Group 6: CF Benfica, FC Noroc Nimoreni, ZFK Spartak Subotica, ŽNK Osijek

DORINE

  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 28/11/1988 (26)
  • Country: Equatorial Guinea
  • Squad number: 19
  • Club: Spartak Subotica ( SRB)

GABRIELLE NGASKA

  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 14/04/1988 (27)
  • Country: Cameroon
  • Squad number: 20
  • Club: Spartak Subotica ( SRB)

 

Group 7: Cardiff Met Ladies FC, Gintra Universitetas, KKPK Medyk Konin,  Wexford Youths Women’s AFC

LAETITIA

  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 07/04/1987 (28)
  • Country: Equatorial Guinea
  • Squad number: 6
  • Club: Gintra ( LTU)

UEFA competition debut:

  • Club:UEFA Women’s Champions League (Qualifying round)
    09/08/14: Apollon 3-1 Gintra

Record in this competition

  • Campaigns (Appearances):1 (7)
  • Goals:0

ANGE NGUESSAN

  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 18/11/1990 (24)
  • Country: Côte d’Ivoire
  • Squad number: 21
  • Club: Gintra ( LTU)

REBECCA ELLOH

  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 25/12/1994 (20)
  • Country: Côte d’Ivoire
  • Squad number: 9
  • Club: Gintra ( LTU)

RITA AKAFFOU

  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 05/12/1986 (28)
  • Country: Côte d’Ivoire
  • Squad number: 20
  • Club: Gintra ( LTU)

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