Week in week out, LadiesMarch.com keeps an eye on African Players strutting their stuff beyond the continent and as usual it serves it all to you like THIS:
BELARUS (Premier League Women)
No match was played in this league over the weekend; however league leaders ZFK Minsk, with the full complement of their African contingent comprising Nigeria’s Gift Otuwe, Uchechi Sunday, Onome Ebi, Tawa Ishola Bola, Esther Sunday and Cameroon’s Cathy Bou Ndjouh were involved in Champions League action.
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League action resumes on Tuesday, August 25 and Minsk will welcome Niva-BelCard while Eno Umoh Uduak and Equatorial Guinea international, Gloria Chinasa Okoro‘s Bobruichanka will also be home to Universitet.
ENGLAND (FA WSL)
There was no Jade Boho Sayo in the Match Day squad for Bristol Academy as they lost 1-0 away to Notts County in the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup at Meadow Lane Stadium.
Less than two weeks ago when they had beaten the same opponents to grab their first league win, it was Boho who got their only goal.
The striker dropped this message on her twitter handle.
Today we have lost a battle but we have not lost the war.”HOYhemosPERDIDOlaBATALLAperoNOhemosPERDIDOlaGUERRA”?? pic.twitter.com/LJuqS1lpZm
— Jade Boho Sayo (@BohoSayo) August 16, 2015
ENGLAND (FA WPL)
Ini-Abasi Umotong was on for 63 minutes as Portsmouth Ladies kicked off the new FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 victory away to Cardiff – substitute Shannon Sievwright scoring the solitary goal of the game. Umotong could have got a goal or at least an assist before her substitution, but was denied.
FINLAND (Naisten Liiga)
Cynthia Uwak failed to score on Saturday as Åland United were held to a 2-2 draw away by Pallokissat. It is the second time this season she has not scored twice in a row but rather got her fourth yellow card of the season.
Åland United are currently 11 points behind league leaders PK-35.
It was worse for Cameroonian midfielder, Raissa Feudjio who played the entire duration for relegation bound Merilappi United in their 5-0 slump at home to Ilves.
South Africa international goalkeeper Roxanne Kimberly was in between the sticks for Thor / KA as they beat Fylkir 4-1 on the road.
RUSSIA (Supreme Division Women)
Cameroon’s Gabrielle Onguene has scored her second goal in her second appearance for fourth placed Rossiyanka as they enjoyed a 3-0 away victory over Kubanochka.
Cote d’ Ivoire international Ines Nreh was also in action.
Gaelle Enganamouit opened the scoring for Eskilstuna United on Sunday as they recovered from their loss to title-rivals Rosengard to beat Rita Chikwelu‘s Umeå 2-1. The Cameroonian was also shown a yellow card in the match.
But for Nigeria’s Chikwelu, her goal drought continued in spite of playing for the entire duration of the game.
Meanwhile Faith Ikidi featured in Piteå’s 4-0 victory over Göteborg FC.
Tuesday will see Cote d’Ivoire’s Midfielder Ida Guehai and her Kristianstad side go head to head with KIF Örebro’s Sarah Michael and Ogonna Chukwudi.
It’s heating up here as the race for the playoffs continues with three weeks remaining in the 2015 NWSL Regular Season.
Ngozi Okobi made her debut for Washington Spirit on Sunday in their 2-1 victory over Chicago Red Stars on the road. They’ve climbed to second place on the league table.
Okobi who was signed after her exploits at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, came in as a substitute on 70 minutes replacing compatriot Francisca Ordega who had one shot on goal while she was on the pitch. Defender Josephine Chukwunonye watched the match from the bench.
Washington Spirit had also played a game four days earlier on Wednesday in which they drew 1-1 with Western New York Flash. Ordega had two shots on goal in the 86 minutes she played while Chukwunonye was an unused substitute.
On the part of Flash, Halimatu Ayinde saw 29 minutes in the second half while Nchout Njoya, Ajara was not in the match day squad.
That same Wednesday, Equatorial Guinea captain, Genoveva Anonma played 20 minutes in the second half of Portland Thorns’ 3-0 defeat by FC Kansas City.