Ucheibe, Oshoala, Ayinde, and Nnadozie know UWCL group-stage opponents

Ucheibe, Oshoala, Ayinde, and Nnadozie know UWCL group-stage opponents

  • The UEFA Women's Champions League group stage draw has thrown up intense clashes as Super Falcons stars, Asisat Oshoala, Christy Ucheibe, and Halimatu Ayinde find themselves in the same Group.

Asisat Oshoala's Barcelona Femeni, Christy Ucheibe's SL Benfica, and Halimatu Ayinde's FC Rosengard will battle it out, with defending champions, Barcelona, aiming to defend their European crown after their triumph in the competition last season.

Oshoala contributed five goals in six starts for Barcelona during the 2022/2023 campaign.

This season, Barcelona's first encounter is against Ucheibe's Benfica on November 14.

Spanish champions, Barcelona Femeni will be favourites to shoot down the Portuguese giants, following their dominant performance in the [15-2] aggregate scoreline across two legs last year.

Oshoala's Barcelona will then face off against Ayinde's Rosengard in consecutive matches on December 13 and 20.

Adding to the mix, German side, Eintracht Frankfurt completed the line-up in Group A.

Meanwhile, Super Falcons goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie and her Paris FC teammates will gear up for a challenging Group D lineup, taking on tricky opponents like Chelsea, Real Madrid, and BK Hacken.

Nnadozie's notable penalty saves were instrumental in propelling underdogs, Paris FC, past English giants, Arsenal and last season's finalists, Wolfsburg, in the playoffs.

In Group C, Nicole Payne's Paris Saint-Germain has been drawn to face tough competition against Bayern Munich, AS Roma, and Ajax, following their elimination of Manchester United in the final playoff rounds.

The group fixtures are scheduled to take place from November 14 to January 13.

Who do you think will make it out of their groups? Leave a comment or reaction below.

Back to blog

Leave a comment

  • 2024 Olympics qualifier: Lucky Cameroon escape with draw

    2024 Olympics qualifier: Lucky Cameroon escape ...

    Cameroon and Nigeria played out a goalless draw at the Stade de la Réunification, Douala, in the first leg of the third-round qualifying campaign for the 2024 Olympic Games. The...

    2024 Olympics qualifier: Lucky Cameroon escape ...

    Cameroon and Nigeria played out a goalless draw at the Stade de la Réunification, Douala, in the first leg of the third-round qualifying campaign for the 2024 Olympic Games. The...

  • Olympics qualifier: Plumptre, Ajibade, 19 others named in Super Falcons squad to face Cameroon

    Olympics qualifier: Plumptre, Ajibade, 19 other...

    Ashleigh Plumptre is set to make a comeback to the Nigerian women's football team after a hiatus following their exit from the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. The Al-Ittihad defender,...

    Olympics qualifier: Plumptre, Ajibade, 19 other...

    Ashleigh Plumptre is set to make a comeback to the Nigerian women's football team after a hiatus following their exit from the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. The Al-Ittihad defender,...

  • Colombia 2024: NFF invites 25 players for FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier

    Colombia 2024: NFF invites 25 players for FIFA ...

    Nigeria women's national team head coach Christopher Musa Danjuma has called 25 youngsters in preparation for the Falconets' FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier against Burundi next month. Four goalkeepers,...

    Colombia 2024: NFF invites 25 players for FIFA ...

    Nigeria women's national team head coach Christopher Musa Danjuma has called 25 youngsters in preparation for the Falconets' FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier against Burundi next month. Four goalkeepers,...

1 of 3