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Ucheibe Inspires Assi To Win Norrbotten Cup

 Nigeria U20 star Christy Ucheibe, delivered impressive performances to help Assi clinch the Norrbetten Cup title after a 2-0 victory over Infjarden in the final on Tuesday.

The Nigerian player were influential in their Swedish side’s triumph over Infjarden in the final

Nigeria‘s Ucheibe  joined  the Sweden‘s Elitettan outfit in April  from Nasarawa Amazon and made an instant impact in their side’s campaign in the second division.

Before the final, Ucheibe starred as their Risogrund based side defeated Notvikens 4-0 in the semi-final before ending the tournament on a high with a title triumph.

At LF Arena, Assi dictated the proceedings from the start and they won a penalty which Rebekah O’Brien wasted no time converting from the spot in the 12th minute.

Despite struggling 15 minutes before half time, Assi survived the attacks from their opponents as they held on to take a slim lead into the break.

After the restart, Canna Ylianttila teed up Ucheibe, who made no mistake to score in the 52nd minute. Her first goal in Sweden ensured her side’s final victory.

The Nigeria U20 star, who played for 83 minutes, was voted the Player of the Match for Assi.

Ucheibe will hope to push Assi into top-flight promotion places in Elitettan this term as they face Asarum on September 7.

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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