Belarus side FC Minsk will face FC Barcelona in the round of 16 of the UEFA Women’s Champions League. This came to light at the draw was made on Monday afternoon by former England international Karen Carney, UEFA Women’s Football Ambassador and German women’s football legend Nadine Kessler in Nyon, Switzerland.
The Catalans club will play host to the Belarus champions between October 16 and 17 before visiting Minsk for the return leg between October 30 and 31.
Africa will witness six (6) of its own in this two-leg fixture, former African female football of the year Asisat Oshoala will be coming up against five (5) fellow Africans, including Nigeria forwards Emuidzhi Oghiabekhva and Uchechi Sunday.
Other African players expected to feature in this double fixture are Côte d’Ivoire’s Nadege Cissé, Cameroonian left full-back Alvine Njolle and South African striker Madiba Letago.
Oghiabekhva 29, has scored 10 goals in seven outings in this year’s Champions League to maintain her topscorer chase.
Minsk 5 African players are regulars and have contributed immensely to the team success aside Ampah, who is nursing an injury after a successful knee surgery.
Glasgow City – Brondby BIIK
Kazygurt – Bayern Munich
Olympique Lyon – Fortuna Hjörring
Paris Saint-Germain – Breidablik
Wolfsburg – Twente Slavia
Prague – Arsenal
Manchester City – Atlético de Madrid
FC Barcelona – FK Minsk