Christy Ucheibe wins Portuguese Taca de Liga

Christy Ucheibe wins Portuguese Taca de Liga

  • Super Falcons of Nigeria star, Christy Ucheibe has added another feather to her cap as she clinches the Portuguese Taca da Liga title with SL Benfica.
  • The 23-year-old midfielder continues her string of successes with Benfica in Portugal.

On Wednesday, May 1, 2024, Benfica Feminino faced off against Sporting Lisbon in a fiercely contested Portuguese Taca da Liga fixture.

The first half remained goalless in a tightly contested match.

The game concluded with a 1-0 victory, courtesy of a goal by Chandra Davidson in the 83rd minute.

Although Ucheibe did not start, her impactful performance off the bench under the guidance of Filipa Patão contributed to the win.

This victory secured Benfica's claim to the Portuguese Taca da Liga title.

Ucheibe took to social media to share her joy, posting celebratory photos with the caption, "GOD’S PLAN."

This marks Benfica's second title this season, following their Super Cup Women triumph in September, where they secured a 3-0 penalty victory over Sporting CP after a 1-1 draw in regular time.

Since joining SL Benfica in 2020, Ucheibe has amassed an impressive nine titles, including three Campeonato Nacional Feminino titles, four Taça da Liga titles, and two Supertaça de Portugal titles.

Looking ahead, Ucheibe aims to return to action as Benfica faces Valadares in their upcoming fixture scheduled for Sunday, May 5, 2024.

Currently leading the league with 50 points, Benfica maintains a slim two-point advantage over perennial rivals, with only two games remaining in the season.

Ucheibe has played a crucial role in 12 of Benfica's 20 league matches this season, netting one goal.

Last season, SL Benfica secured the league title with a comfortable nine-point lead over runners-up Sporting CP, with Ucheibe featuring in 19 of the 22 games played during that campaign.

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