It was a week of cup games for Super Falcons trio of Rita Chikwelu, Chinaza Uchendu and Asisat Oshoala as the AWCON winning Falcons featured for their respective sides in what was a tale of mixed fortunes at the end of regulation time in Sweden, Portugal and Spain respectively.
For the second cup game running Super Falcons captain Rita Chikwelu was on target for Kristianstads as they overcame Limhamn Bunkeflo 3-0 to progress in the Women’s Swedish Cup.
After scoring against Kalmar in the last outing, the 30-year-old continued with her impressive form with yet another strike seven minutes into the game to inspire her side to back-to-back wins in the Swedish Women’s Cup.
The 2018 AWCON winning captain featured for the entire duration of the encounter scoring in as many games this season to remain Group B leaders on a two-goal advantage tied with second-placed Rosengard on six points.
To advance, Kristianstads must now beat Rosengard to clinch the sole ticket in the last group game scheduled for the 3rd of March.
The Blaugranes were knocked out of the semifinal of the Copa de la Reina on Sunday after losing 2-0 to Atlético Femenino at the Ciudad Deportiva Wanda.
Meanwhile recent addition to the squad, Nigeria’s Super Falcon Asisat Oshoala who has three goals in two games began the game on the bench but was later introduced in the 62nd minute after her side went a goal down in the 43rd minute late in the first half.
Her introduction was however not enough as Atlético Femenino scored another goal to put the game beyond Oshoala’s side.
Elsewhere in Portugal, AWCON winning forward Uchendu Chinaza helped Braga to a 3-1 comeback victory over rivals Sporting to qualify for the last eight of the Portuguese Women’s Cup.