African women players abroad (UWCL special)

African stars were in action in the UEFA Women’s Champions League round of 32 as well as their respective leagues.

Here, we look at how some of them fared in the world’s biggest club competition.

– Ferencvarosi (Hungary) and Nigerian forward, Ebere Orji is the UEFA Champions league highest goal scorer with nine goals followed closely by compatriot and FC Minsk forward Uchechi Sunday, who has seven goals and four assists.

– The quartet of Nigeria’s Onome Ebi, Gift Otuwe, Uchechi Sunday and Cameroon’s Cathy Bou Njouh were in the line-up as FC Minsk of Belarus lost 0-2 at home to Danish side Fortuna Hjorring.

– Fortuna Hjorring’s Nigerian forward, Chi-Chi Igbo featured in 58 minutes of the match

In the Belorussian league, Super Falcons duo of Uchechi Sunday and Onome Ebi and Cameroon’s Ngo Mbeleck and Cathy Bou Njouh were in the line-up for their club – with the latter coming on as a substitute and grabbing a goal for herself as FC Minsk women beat Universitet FC 10-1 in the league game on Sunday.

– Super Falcons skipper, Evelyn Nwabuoku was in the line-up for her club BIIK Kazygurt as they got a 1-1 draw against Barcelona. It took an 81st minute equalizer from her Norwegian teammate Lisa-Marie Woods, to rescue a point at home for Kazygurt.

Compatriot Charity Adule was also in action for the Kazakhstan Champions as she played the entirety of the game but could not convert her chances.

– Nigeria’s Sarah Michael who joined Orebro in 2011 registering 37 goals in 86 appearances alongside Ogonna Chukwudi,  played all 90 minutes as the Danish side defeated PAOK Thaessaloniki of Greece 3-0 away – in the UEFA Women’s Champions League on Wednesday

– Returning to the Swedish Damallsvenskan league, Ogonna Chukwudi scored a brace as KIF Orebro beat Goteborg FC 4-2 away from home while Michael was taken off in the 89th minute. KIF Orebro has now moved to sixth on the league table.

– To the UEFA Champions League and BBC World Footballer of the year Asisat Oshoala who played her first game for Liverpool since a knee injury in July came on as a substitute in the 46th minute but couldn’t save Liverpool Ladies from losing 1-0 away to Brescia

– Ivory Coast’s Josee Nahi played 64 minutes for her club FK Zvezda with the Russian club emphatically winning 3-1 away at Starjnan in Iceland.

– Cameroon’s Claudine Meffometou  was not seleceted for FK Zvezda in the same game

Meanwhile, in the Russian Womens’s league – Supreme division, FK Zveda beat Rossiyanka 3-0 on Sunday to increase the gap at the top of the league table.

– Cameroon’s Anette Messomo got a yellow card in the 78th minute as her club Spartak Subotica, played out a goalless draw with 2014 UWCL winner, Wolfsburg at home in Serbia.

Faithful Akpojovwo
Faithful Akpojovwo- Ladies March African Correspondent. She is the third child of a non football-loving family of seven. She got hooked on football at the age of 16 and has enjoyed the ride. She's a Freelance football journalist and a med student in her spare time. Worked as a Sports Correspondent for Cool FM/Nigeria Info FM on Ladies Match. Still does Radio. When she's not covering football and screaming Chelsea!, she's dreaming big. Of the next single soccer-star. To be specific, Dave Azpilicueta.

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