As usual, another weekend has gone by and we are back with our weekend wrap of African women players abroad; how they won, lost and drew with their clubs beyond the continent. From Equatorial Guinea’s Jade Boho scoring the only goal that led to her side’s first league win of the season, to Nigeria’s Cynthia Uwak failing to find the back of the net for the first time in five matches, LadiesMarch.com have got you covered dating back to last week Wednesday.
BELARUS (Premier League Women)
Uchechi Sunday now has 14 goals to her credit this season and is still the highest goal scorer after scoring an 89th minute goal to wrap up Minsk’s 3-1 victory over league leaders Zorka-BDU on Friday. She was substituted soon after on 90 minutes, alongside Onome Ebi.
Tawa Ishola Bola was absent, but Gift Otuwe, Esther Sunday and Cameroon defender Cathy Bou Ndjouh were in action for the entire encounter as Minsk overtook their visitors on the league table.
On the same day, Eno Umoh Uduak was on target for Bobruichanka as they spanked Niva-BelCard 7-0 away from home. Equatorial Guinea international, Gloria Chinasa Okoro was not in the squad list for the match.
ENGLAND (FA WSL)
Jade Boho Sayo has proven to be a huge asset for Bristol Academy since the bottom club signed her in the summer from Spanish side, Rayo Vallecano. The Spanish-born Equatoguinean international striker has scored more goals (5) than any other player in the team, despite playing just four matches since making her debut on July 12 against Chelsea Ladies FC.
Barely getting enough rest after making a 4,000-mile trip back from international duty last week Tuesday – following the second-leg of Equatorial Guinea’s Olympic Games qualifying tie against Nigeria – dependable Boho headed the only goal for Bristol Academy the following day (Wednesday), as they beat Notts County 1-0 for their first league win of the season.
A similar scenario was when she returned from the first-leg of the Olympic qualifier two weeks earlier – she came off the bench to grab a brace as Bristol claimed their first win of 2015, ending an 11-match winless run.
Elsewhere, Nigeria’s golden girl, Asisat Oshoala, who is still recuperating from a knee injury, could only watch her team, Liverpool Ladies FC hold Sunderland Ladies to a 2-2 at Hetton Centre. GET WELL SOON, DEAR ASISAT.
FINLAND (Naisten Liiga)
Cynthia Uwak‘s scoring streak was halted on Saturday as Åland United lost 1-0 at home to HJK. However she is still the league’s leading goal scorer with 18 goals in 14 games, though she needs to watch her back because the player just behind her has 17 goals.
Cameroonian midfielder, Raissa Feudjio played the entire duration for Merilappi United as they were defeated 6-1 away by league leaders PK-35.
South Africa international goalkeeper, Roxanne Kimberly should be in goal for Thór / KA on Tuesday in their Match day 13 fixture against KR.
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Gaelle Enganamouit contributed four shots but did not score as Eskilstuna United failed to tame title rivals Rosengard on Wednesday (last week). The 2-1 home defeat meant Rosengard, who are now 4 points clear at the top of the league standings, have now beaten United home and away.
The following day Cote d’Ivoire’s Midfielder Ida Guehai was also on the losing side as Kristianstad lost 3-0 away to Göteborg FC.
Meanwhile Umeå’s Rita Chikwelu, Piteå’s Faith Ikidi and KIF Örebro’s Sarah Michael and Ogonna Chukwudi are expected to feature for their teams on Wednesday when Match day 12 fixtures would be concluded.
Fourteen minutes was all the time substitute Halimatu Ayinde had on the pitch, to endure the 4-0 torture Western New York Flash suffered in the hands of FC Kansas City on Saturday. Meanwhile Nchout Njoya, Ajara was not even on the substitutes’ bench. Western New York Flash are currently seventh on the log.
Francisca Ordega saw her three shots on goal yielding nothing for Washington Spirit as they lost 2-1 away to bottom-placed Boston Breakers at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.
Defender Josephine Chukwunonye featured in the first 45 minutes of the encounter. She suffered two fouls and committed one helping to keep the back in check but that did not stop them from getting broken.
Equatorial Guinea captain, Genoveva Ayo Anonma was not named in the Portland Thorns FC squad that came from behind to defeat Chicago Red Stars 2-1 at home before 15,858 spectators. It is the second time in a row she’s missing in action.
Recording their third straight win Thorns FC (6-6-4, 22pts) moved into a tie on points for fourth place in the NWSL standings with FC Kansas City. The top four teams in the league qualify for the postseason.