Foreign based Super Falcons of Nigeria were in action for their respective clubs in the just concluded week as Chiwendu Ihezuo, Francisca Ordega and Asisat Oshoala grabbed the headlines.
In the Chinese Women’s League, the duo of Chiwendu Ihezuo and Onome Ebi of Henan Huishang came up against Francisca Ordega’s Shanghai with Ordega scoring a brace. In addition to Ordega’s goal, Ihezuo added to her goal tally for her new club but it was not enough to save Henan from the 5-1 thrashing in the hands of the Ordega-led Shanghai team.
Meanwhile, Former African Female Player of the Year Asisat Oshoala made a return from a hamstring injury which she suffered in the famous victory against Atletico Women at the Wanda Metropolitano.
The Super Falcons and Barcelona Women forward come on as a substitute in Barcelona Women’s 0-1 victory against Bayern in the first leg of the UEFA Women’s Champions League.
ONE STEP CLOSER #UWCL @FCBfemeni @UWCL pic.twitter.com/rj3OObnjbA
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— ASISAT M.O.N (@AsisatOshoala) April 21, 2019
Halimatu Ayinde featured for the entire duration of the Swedish Women’s League game between Eskilstuna United and Goteborg FC which ended in a 1-1 draw. While Ngozi Okobi was later introduced in the final stages of the game. Still in Sweden, Super Falcons Captain Rita Chikwelu’s Kristianstads also lost 5-1 away to Rosengard.
Finally in Portugal, Chinaza Uchendu of Braga FC lost 3-0 to Benfica as her team surrendered a 2-1 lead from Lisbon in the first leg of the Portuguese Women’s Cup semi-final to exit the tournament 4-2 on aggregate.