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Côte d’Ivoire Finaliste de la Coupe UFOA

Capitaine Fatou Coulibaly, Aby Emmanuelle, Ange Koko N’Guessan sont les joueuses professionelles representées par LTA Agency qui ont valablement renforcé l’équipe des “Elephantes” qui a atteint la finale de la Coupe UFOA B 2019.

La coupe UFOA (Union des Fédérations Ouest-Africaines) B des Dames s’est déroulée à Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire ) du 8 au 18 mai. Sept pays étaient au rendez-vous pour disputer la couronne sous régionale: Le Mali, le Togo, le Nigeria, le Sénégal, le Burkina-Faso, le Niger et le Ghana en plus de la Côte d’Ivoire.

La capitaine Fatou et ses coéquipières ont eu un excellent parcours qui s’est achevé à la finale. Elles n’ont enregistré aucune défaite jusqu’à la finale ou elles perdent face au Nigeria (5-4 Tab ; 1-1). Ange Koko est l’auteur du merveilleux but ivoirien du temp reglementaire.

Pensionnaire de UDG Tenerifie en Espagne, Ange Koko est designée meilleure joueuse du tournoie. L’attaquante de 28 ans a aussi été élue Dame de match après le match inaugural du tournoi, Côte d’Ivoire / Togo (5-0)

L’attaquante du Barcelona FA (Chypre) Aby Emmanuella a été désignée meilleure joueuse du match de la demi-finale Côte d’Ivoire /Mali( 2-1).

Defenseure du Barcelona FA Fatou Coulibaly a été élue meilleure joueuse du match Côte d’Ivoire / Ghana (0-0).

The 30-years-old international Sweden defender, Emma Berglund has penned a deal with Kopparbergs / Göteborg FC a Swedish top division club.

Emma comes from French top flight’s Paris Saint-Germain where she spent two seasons. She made only 18 appearances and netted once due to an ACL injury, she almost missed the 2018 season.

Prior to her French experience, she has always played in her home country. The skilled midfielder played with FC Rosengård and Umeå IK of Damallsvenskan. With those two outfits, she won in total 3 League titles, 2 Swedish Cups and 4 Super Cups, and remarkably served as captain for both teams.

Emma, despite that she haven’t been called-up for the FIFA World Cup, she has already represented her country in many other hight competitions such as, the UEFA Women’s EURO in the Netherlands, the 2016 Summer Olympic Games where Sweden won Silver Medal. She has already amassed 54 caps and 1 goal for Sweden Women’s National Team.

Spain international defender, Irene Paredes has signed a new two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain until June 30, 2021.

The 27-year-old Spanish star has extended her contract with the French top division club, Paris Saint-Germain which reached the second place of the Division One Feminine this season that just end.

Since she arrived at Paris Saint-Germain in 2016, the centre-back has made 70 appearances for the club in all competitions. Irene reached the UEFA Champions League final (2016/17) and the final of the Coupe de France (2017). Last season, she won the 2018 Coupe de France title and was runner-up of the league.

Irene has more than 50 caps and 7 goals with Spain’s Women National Team. She will make her second’s FIFA Women’s World Cup appearance this summer in France after her first in 2015 in Canada.

Irene’s previous deal with the Division One Feminine club had been due to expire in June 2019.

LTA Agency congratulate Irene Paredes and wish her good luck for her future seasons with Paris Saint-Germain.

The 9th in FIFA world ranking, Sweden has released their Women’s World Cup 2019 roster in which LTA Agency represents three experienced players.

Hedvig Lindahl, goal keeper, Chelsea                   157 caps
Linda Sembrant, defender, Montpellier               109 caps 8 goals
Caroline Seger, midfielder, FC Rosengård           193 caps 27 goals

Sweden are in Group F, after facing Chile in their opening game on June 11, they will Also tackle Thailand and USA in the group stage.

See the full squad: https://www.svenskfotboll.se/nyheter/landslag/2019/5/dam-vm-trupp/

The 21-year-old Malian striker, Aïssata Traoré won Turkish Women’s League with Beşiktaş Ladies.

Aïssata joined Turkish Top flight side Beşiktaş in early February from Malian club Super Lionne. She has contribuated a lot for Beşiktaş to this title. Since her arrival, she featured in all league games, scoring eight goals in nine appearances.

Beşiktaş ended the regular season on level terms with ALG Spor, so to decide the winners, the Turkish Football Federation scheduled a final play-off between the two teams last Sunday at a neutral venue in Manavgat. Aïssata scored the only goal of this game, thus offering Beşiktaş their fist league title.

With this achievement, the team will be part of UEFA Champions League next term.

LTA Agency manager, Anton Maksimov, was present at the final to support and congratulate Aïssata in person.

LTA Agency wish her more success in the years to come.

Four ‘Elephantes Dames’ of Ivory Coast have won Cyprus Women’s Cup title with Barcelona FA: strikers Rebecca Elloh and Emmanuella Aby, midfielder Rita Akaffou and defender Fatou Coulibaly.

Barcelona FA won their first historic title last Sundaday. The club of the four Ivorian crushed Omonia Nicosia 4-0 to the final.

Rebecca, Emmanuella, Rita, and Fatou have all strongly contributed to Barcelona’s Cup victory. Rita, Elloh and Jessy played 90 minutes of the final match against Omonia Nicosia Elloh scored a goal. All four players featured in the semi-final against Apollon Ladies playing the full match. Rebecca Elloh scored the only goal wich leaded the team to the final with a score of 1-0 win.

LTA Agency congratulate Rebecca, Emmanuella, Rita, and Fatou on this achievement.

Spain striker Nahikari scored as Real Sociedad defeated Liga Iberdola champions Atlético de Madrid 2-1 to lift their first historic Copa de la Reina title.

Saturday was an historic day for Real Sociedad, as they have won their first ever spanish Cup. In the presence of Queen Letizia, who came for the first time to a final of the Copa de la Reina to award the trophy to the winners, Nahikari’s side came from behind to beat Atletico 2-1, denying them thus a domestic double.

Nahikari has been an extremely important part of this historic success as she slotted in Real Sociedad’s second goal in the 61st minute following efforts from her teammate Palacios. The young striker scored three goals and provided two assists in the four matches of the final stage of this competition.

Real Sociedad finished the league in seventh position and Nahikari was the third best goal scorer in the league table with 16 goals. Nahikari García has been nominated for the Primera División forward of the season award.

LTA Agency congratulate Nahikari on this historic achievement.

Five players represented by LTA Agency are called up by Norway women’s national team to participate at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 in France.

Stine Hovland (28) Defender – IL Sandviken
Cecilie Redisch Kvamme (23) Defender – IL Sandviken
Therese Sessy Åsland (24) Striker – Lillestrøm SK
Lisa-Marie Karlseng Utland (26) Striker – FC Rosengård
Emilie Nautnes (20) Midfielder – Arna-Bjørnar

Norway are in Group A at this summer’s World Cup alongside the hosts France, Korea Republic and Nigeria.

They kick off their tournament campaign against Nigeria on Saturday 8 June.

Ahead of their opening match against the Africa champions, Norway who are nicknamed Grasshoppers have lined up a friendly against South Africa on June 2 in France.

Former Spain international striker, Laura Del Río has retired at 37, after 20 seasons as a professional in top leagues in Spain, Germany, England, and the United States.

Laura spent the final two seasons of her playing career with Madrid CFF. The veteran striker helped them maintain the category in the Primera Division.

In her remarkable football career, the Getafe-born goal scorer played for a number of important home and foreign clubs, winning many titles. In Spain with Levante UD she won three League Championships and four Spanish Cups. She was the runner-up of English Super League and the FA Cup finalist in 2013 with Bristol Academy. In the USA, she was also the finalist of the Women’s Professional Soccer League with Philadelphia Independence. While playing at FC Indiana, in the W-League, she was the top scorer with 15 goals and 13 assists in 2008.

The former Spain international has recorded 40 goals in 39 caps with the Spanish’s Women’s National Team.

The talented striker was one of the pioneers of women’s football in Spain, she was the first Spanish player to play in the professional League in the United States and in German Bundesliga with the powerhouse 1.FFC Frankfurt.

Laura was one of the first clients of LTA Agency from our very beginning in 2009, and we have always had a special relationship with her. We are very honored to have been able to accompany such a talented athlete and a fantastic person in her professional career.

We wish Laura all the best in this new and exciting chapter of her life in whatever area she decides to apply herself. She will always remain a reference and a role model for all the aspiring young female football players in Spain and around the World.

Midfielders Amanda Sampedro (Spain) and Alex Chidiac (Australia) helped Atlético de Madrid to claim a third straight Liga Iberdrola title.

The champions have throttled Real Sociedad, 3-1 in their final league game of the 2018/19 season. Atlético de Madrid wrapped up their historic third consecutive title on Sunday with a difference of six points ahead of FC Barcelona and 27 ahead of third-placed Levante UD.

The 25-year-old Spain international midfielder, Amanda Sampedro, captain of Atlético de Madrid, played all the 30 league matches, scored 3 goals and provided many assists this season. It is her third championship trophy in a row with the club.

The 20-year-old Australian international Alex Chidiac joined the Spain’s top flight this season. She scored three goals in 19 appearances. As a first experience abroad, it is a success to win a second title of her career after winning the first one in her country with Melbourne City FC.

Captain Amanda and her team will look for the double against Real Sociedad in the final of the Copa de la Reina that will be played next Saturday, May 11th.

LTA Agency congratulate Amanda and Alex on this achievement and wish them good luck for the Cup.