Filipa Patao’s aspect may clinch the crown at Estadio Municipal de Leiria in opposition to their foes, an opportunity the Nigerian is in search of

Christy Ucheibe says SL Benfica are totally conscious they might have “one other alternative” to retain the Portuguese Ladies’s League Cup title in opposition to rivals Sporting CP within the ultimate on Wednesday.

SL Benfica cruised to an easy 3-Zero win over Sporting Braga to assert the maiden Portuguese title triumph for 2020 on January 6, with strikes from Cloe Lacasse, Ana Vitoria and Nicole.

To succeed in the ultimate this time period, SL Benfica beat Albergaria 2-Zero within the quarter-final earlier than silencing Famalicao to earn a 3-Zero semi-final win.

And the previous Nigeria youth worldwide, whose first title with SL was the Portuguese Cup, is attaching large significance to the ultimate.

“Identical to I do, I feel all people on the group can also be seeing the match in opposition to Sporting as one other alternative,” Ucheibe informed Purpose.

“They’re an excellent aspect and we have not overwhelmed them in our final 4 conferences, which suggests they are going to be tough. I do know we won’t have it straightforward however we have now to struggle to assert it this time.

“The truth that we’re the defending champions additionally implies that we stand an opportunity and makes us really feel the winner takes all.

“We need to stay a dominant power in Portuguese soccer and that is one other probability for us to indicate that we have now to remain on the high.”

SL bowed to Sporting Braga within the Portuguese Ladies’s Cup ultimate final month however will goal to keep away from such a setback in opposition to Sporting.

To succeed in the ultimate, Sporting CP, thrashed Clube Condeixa 4-1 on their very own floor within the final eight earlier than squeezing previous final season’s finalist Sporting Braga, with a 2-1 semi-final victory.

The 2 groups have met 5 occasions in historical past, with Sporting successful the final three conferences whereas SL’s solely win got here in 2019.

Moreover Nigeria’s Ucheibe, Netherlands-born Cape Verden Jolina Amani can even be eyeing her second silverware with the Lisbon outfit.

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