Chinaza Uchendu: Braga must stick to game plan to reach Portuguese Women's Cup final

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Miguel Santos's side are aiming to reach the Cup final and the forward has backed her side to edge past their second division foes

Chinaza Uchendu says Braga must avoid straying from their game plan if they want to defeat SL Benfica and book a place in the Portuguese Women's Cup final on Saturday.

Even though they won the Super Cup, the Portuguese giants are yet to celebrate a Cup or league title in their history.

With a 2-1 first-leg advantage, Miguel Santos's ladies need to avoid defeat in the second leg of their semi-final meeting at the Estadio 1º de Maio to advance to the final.

The Nigeria international, who is hoping to inspire the Minho Warriors to a treble this term, has vowed to help her side claim a spot in the final.

"We are looking forward to having a good game better than the one we had the last time we met them," Uchendu told Goal.

"It was not an easy game in our first meeting. Benfica is a very good side. We will just stick to our game plan and see what happens. It's a very important game because history is about to be made.

"Our coach [Miguel Santos] is always reminding us how important the game is. He would say we should be aggressive, calm, concentrate and focused. Those are his words.

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"Personally, if the goal(s) comes for me fine and I will take them, but what I'm after is for the team to win and do not care about who scores.

"I just want my presence to be felt throughout my stay on the pitch and be part of the team's success."

A win over Benfica will see Braga take on the winner of the match between Albergaria and Valadares Gaia in the final of this year's Portuguese Women's Cup.

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