Oshoala, Uchiebe clash in Women’s UCL

Super Falcons duo Asisat Oshoala and Christy Ucheibe are set to faceoff in the 2022/23 UEFA Women’s Champions League group stage.

The group stage draw took place on Monday at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland and pits Oshoala’s Barcelona Femeni against Ucheibe’s Benfica side, alongside Bayern Munich and Rosengård in Group D.

Oshoala has been a key figure for Barcelona Femeni over the years and played a vital role in the team that won the 2021 edition.

Oshoala also finished joint top scorer last season in the Spanish Primera División de la Liga de Fútbol Femenino with 20 goals as Barcelona Femeni won the Spanish title and Copa De La Reina.

Oshoala scored her first goal of the season as Barcelona Femeni thrashed Villarreal 4-1 at the Ciudad Deportiva Villarreal CF Vila-real Sept 25.

Oshoala, a goalscorer in the final of the 2018 edition will be hoping to reclaim the title with Barcelona Femeni, after losing to Lyon in the final of the 2022 edition.

Uchiebe has played two matches in the second round stage of the Women’s Champions League and was a second half substitute in Benfica’s 2-1 home win against Rangers Sept 28.

The 21-year-old Falcons star will be aiming to help her team progress to the knockout stage of the competition.

Both players are part of the Falcons squad that arrived in Kobe, Japan on Monday for the international friendly fixture against Japan at the Noevir Stadium on Thursday.