Performance of Nigerian women players abroad wrap-up: Chinaza Uchendu wins Portuguese 1a Divisão Women

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Women’s football expert Ademetan Abayomi brings to you a comprehensive update on how Nigerian women players performed abroad in their respective leagues this weekend.
The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is around the corner and Nigerian players abroad have intensified their performances.
 
The 23-woman squad is been battled for by thousands of players at home and abroad.
 
Footballlive.ng brings to you how these players fared in their respective leagues.
Former Nasarawa Amazons and Rivers Angels forward Chinaza Uchendu secured the Portuguese 1a Divisão Women title with Sporting Braga as they drew 0-0 with Sporting CP.
Asisat Oshoala’s Barcelona finished second behind eventual champions Atletico Madrid in the Spanish top flight.
Bulky striker Emueje Oghiabekhva found the back of the net for Minsk in the Belarus Women’s Premier League.
Ademetan Abayomi gives you a lowdown on how the players fared abroad.
Spain
At the Estadio La Palmera (San Isidro (Tenerife)), Barcelona lost 1-0 to Granadilla Tenerife and had their title hopes extinguished with the defeat. Catalan side finished second behind Atletico Madrid in the Spanish top flight.
Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala played the entirety of the tie.
Sevilla ended the season on a high note with a 1-0 win against Levante.
Striker Tony Payne replaced Raquel Pinel in the second stanza.
France
Striker Desire Oparanozie was a second half substitute in En Avant Guingamp’s last French Feminine Division 1 match of the campaign against PSG. The game ended 1-1 at the Stade Centre Formation EAG 1 (Pabu) on Saturday.
Portugal
Sporting Braga played out a 0-0 draw with Sporting CP at the Estádio 1º de Maio (Braga).
 
Braga emerged champions of the Portuguese 1a Divisão Women with Chinaza Uchendu playing an important role in the success.
Belarus
Emueje Oghiabekhva scored only one goal in Minsk’s 21-1 annihilation of Slavyanka in the Belarus Women’s Premier League.
Norway
It was another barren spell for Rasheedat Ajibade who fired blank for Avaldness.
The FC Robo product couldn’t score for her club as they lost 3-1 to Kolbotn.
Sweden
Dammallsveskan
At the Limhamns Idrottsplats (Limhamn), midfielder Halimatu Ayinde was handed full time action as Eskilstuna United pipped Limhamn Bunkeflo 1-0.
Ngozi Okobi warmed the bench for Eskilstuna United throughout the encounter.
Pitea ruthlessly destroyed Kungsback 5-1. Defender Faith Ikidi-Michael held her own at the back for the defending champions.
In a game that had 576 spectators in attendance, Kristanstands humbled Djugarden 2-0 at the Stockholms Olympiastadion (Stockholm).
Former Kristianstad forward Ogonna Chukwudi saw 77 minutes of action for Djugarden.
Rita Chikwelu was good enough for the full throttle.
Elitettan
Ebere Orji fired blank in Umeå’s
2-1 victory over Kvarnsveden.
Josephine Chukwunonye missed the game for Asurum against Borgeby. Her team won 1-0.
Christy Ucheibe was a 62nd minute entrant in Assi’s 2-2 draw with Kalmar.

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