‘It Is Another Opportunity’ – Ucheibe Eyes Portuguese Women’s League Cup Glory In The Final Against Sporting CP



Filipa Patao’s side could clinch the crown at Estadio Municipal de Leiria against their foes, an opportunity the Nigerian is seeking

Christy Ucheibe says SL Benfica are fully aware they might have “another opportunity” to retain the Portuguese Women’s League Cup title against rivals Sporting CP within the final on Wednesday.

SL Benfica cruised to an easy 3-0 convert Sporting Braga to say the maiden Portuguese title triumph for 2020 on Epiphany , with strikes from Cloe Lacasse, Ana Vitoria and Nicole.

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To reach the ultimate this term, SL Benfica beat Albergaria 2-0 within the quarter-final before silencing Famalicao to earn a 3-0 semi-final win.

And the former Nigeria youth international, whose first title with SL was the Portuguese Cup, is attaching huge significance to the ultimate .

“Just like I do, i feel everybody on the team is additionally seeing the match against Sporting as another opportunity,” Ucheibe told Goal.

“They are an honest side and we’ve not beaten them in our last four meetings, which suggests they’re going to be difficult. i do know we’ll not have it easy but we’ve to fight to say it this point .

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“The incontrovertible fact that we are the defending champions also means we stand an opportunity and makes us feel the winner takes all.

“We want to remain a dominant force in Portuguese football and this is often another chance for us to point out that we’ve to stay at the highest .”

SL bowed to Sporting Braga within the Portuguese Women’s final last month but will aim to avoid such a setback against Sporting.

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To reach the ultimate , Sporting CP, thrashed Clube Condeixa 4-1 on their own ground within the last eight before squeezing past last season’s finalist Sporting Braga, with a 2-1 semi-final victory.

The two teams have met five times in history, with Sporting winning the last three meetings while SL’s only win came in 2019.

Besides Nigeria’s Ucheibe, Netherlands-born Cape Verden Jolina Amani also will be eyeing her second silverware with the Lisbon outfit.


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