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Ucheibe Joins Benfica

Ucheibe Joins Benfica

Christy Ucheibe has joined Portuguese Liga BPI outfit SL Benfica from Swedish club Assi, on a three-and-half-year deal.

Ucheibe saw out her first professional contract with Swedish club Assi in November 2019 and moved on to Portugal on a free transfer, after she inspired the Elitettan side to win the Norrbetten Cup.

During her one-year spell, the 19-year-old played a prominent role in Assi's 10th place finish in the 2019 season with two goals in 25 games across all competitions for Kenneth Paajarvi's team.

The midfielder, who moved to Sweden from Nigerian side Nasarawa Amazons in April 2019, played a crucial role in helping Nigeria reach the quarterfinal of the 2018 U20 Women's World Cup in France.

Having completed her move to the Portuguese giants, the Nigerian becomes the second African to join the club this year following the arrival of South African striker Thembi Kgatlana last month.


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