Seoposenwe on the brink of cup glory


Banyana Banyana midfielder Jermaine Seoposenwe is 90 minutes away from winning her first silverware with SC Braga in Portugal. 

On Wednesday evening, SC Braga takes on Benfica in the 2019/20 Portuguese League Cup. The final was initially scheduled for last season, but due to the emergence of the Covid-19 virus it had to be postponed to a later date.

This is the South African’s first chance at winning a trophy since her arrival at the club.


Seoposenwe will do battle against Nigerian midfielder Christy Ucheibe, who will be leading the Benfica team in search of yet another trophy to add to their already glittering cabinet.

The two sides have already met once in the competition with Benfica running out as 3-1 winners in the group stage of the competition, but Braga’s current form in the league might give them an advantage going to the encounter at the Aveiro Municipal Stadium.  

On the road to the final, Benfica won their group after getting two wins and one draw in three matches they played. Braga on the other hand finished second in their group with two wins in three games.

Ironically, it was South African winger Thembi Kgatlana who inspired Benfica to the final scoring crucial goals in the group stages before moving to Spain to join Primera Division side SD Eibar for the 2020/21 season.


Alongside Cape Verde’s Jolina Aman, Ucheibe has been influential this season having contributed three goals while her African compatriot Amani has four goals to her name for Benfica in the current campaign.  

Braga comes into the game on the back of a 3-1 victory away at Flaes in the Campeonato Nacional Feminino. 

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