In a tale of two Nigeria national team strikers, Chinaza Uchendu and Asisat Oshoala the former helped her side to their first ever league title while the latter saw her team’s title hopes evaporate into thin air at the weekend.
In a match where a draw was enough to be crowned Portuguese Champions, Chinaza Uchendu was one of the XI names on the team list as SC Braga looked to make history. At the end of 90 minutes, a goalless draw against Sporting CP ensured that Braga emerge Champions for the first time in their history.
In addition, the Portuguese side will be making a debut appearance in the UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) next season.
Reception for @SCBragaOficial's first Portuguese champions🎉🎉🎉🎉🇵🇹🏆 https://t.co/4ifGDF3Z3p
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— UEFA Women’s Champions League (@UWCL) May 5, 2019
It was however a different experience for Super Falcons forward, Asisat Oshoala as Barcelona title push ended following a 1-0 defeat to UDG Tenerife. Barcelona needed to win while hoping that Atletico slip away to Real Sociedad in order to keep the pressure at the top of the table.
Oshoala and her team were however out done by their opponents with Atletico also doing the needful as they defeated Real Sociedad 1-3 away from home to be crowned Liga Iberdrola Champions for a third successive season.
With the League now out of reach, Oshoala will look forward to the Champions League final against Lyon on the 18th of May.
Meanwhile in Sweden, Ngozi Okobi played a crucial role in the build-up to Eskilstuna United’s only goal after replacing fellow compatriot Halimatu Ayinde as her side ran out 0-1 winners over Malmo to record their first victory in 2019.
Also in Sweden, Faith Ikidi started in Pitea IF’s comprehensive 1-5 away win over Kungsbacka while Rita Chikwelu’s Kristianstads also recorded a solid 0-2 win against Djurgarden.
Finally, Super Falcons striker and captain for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Desire Oparanozie who plys her trade in France with Guingamp has now turned her focus to the global showpiece after an underwhelming season no thanks to numerous injury lay-offs which affected for the better part of the season.