Faustina Ampah and Ernestina Abambila starred in ZFK Minsk’s 8:0 Annihilation of Birkirkara in the UWCL

Centre back Faustina Ampah saw full minutes, Ernestina Abambila came on in the 46th minute to replace Yulia Borisenko – the two helped the Belarusian side to a comfortable 8:0 victory over Malta’s Birkirkara.

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Attacking midfielder, Anna Pilipenko, scored the fastest hat-trick in this season’s tournament – the jersey numbered 31, used 7 minutes to complete her three goals; 8th minute thunderbolt from the left wing, Tamila Khimich played her through on the 11th minute and a 15th minute Alvine Njolle pass assisted for the third.

Faustina Ampah and Ernestina Abambila

Faustina Ampah, jersey number 15, and Anna Kozyupa kept the back secured while the attackers searched for addition.

Yuliya Duben was brought down in the 25th minute and Tamila Khimich made no mistake as she secured the game’s forth for the side from Belarus.

Yuliya Duben scored the game’s fifth when Tamila was brought down this time at the 41st minute – ending the game 5:0 at recess.

Ernestina Abambila and Yulia Slesarchik were introduced into the game with 46 minutes played for Yulia Borisenko and Polina Beshten respectively.

Ernestina Abambila, 99 shirted, produced a stellar run on the flanks, going pass two defenders, her final shot was denied by the woodwork –Tamila’s pushed in the rebound to ensure the game stayed 6:0.

Liana Mironshnichenko from the bench added the other two to settle the game at 8:0.

A perfect start for the two Ghanaians having their debut in the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

In the other group 6 game, FC Zurich Fauren from Switzerland narrowly outwitted host, Olympija Ljubiljana from Slovenia 2:1.

ZFK Minsk now lead the group with goal difference of 7 and will play Olympija Ljubiljana on Friday, August 25.

George Duah

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