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UEFA Women’s Champions League: Ogbiagbevha Emerges Joint Top Scorer

Nigerian footballer, Emueje Ogbiagbevha, finished as joint top scorer in the recently concluded 2019/2020 UEFA Women’s Champions League. Ogbiagbevha who plies her trade with Belarusian side, Minsk FC, registered 10 strikes alongside Arsenal FC’s Vivianne Miedema and Berglind Bjorg of Breidablik, as the trio topped the scorers’ chart for the European competition.

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On her road to becoming highest goal scorer in the competition, 30-year-old Ogbiagbevha helped Minsk top their group in the first round with three wins out of three games. A lone strike from the Nigerian was all her team needed to win against Zurich in their first leg tie of the round of 32. The former Pelican FC star would go on to register a brace in their second-leg clash against Zurich as they beat the Swiss team 3-1. A painful 8-1 aggregate defeat to Asisat Oshoala’s FC Barcelona Femini in the quarter-final saw Ogbiagbevha register her team’s only goal in the encounter as they were knocked out of the competition.

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It will be recalled that Ogbiagbevha joined Minsk FC in 2016. In her four years stay in Belarus, the Nigerian has won the league title, Cup, and Super Cup on four occasions as well as the Baltic League which she won in 2018. She won the best player in the Belarusian league in 2019.


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