27 year old Cameroonian forward Farida Machia has inked her name in the history books of Portuguese Football and in the hearts of Sporting Braga fans. Farida had an exceptional output in the 2018/2019 which propelled Braga to the submit of Portuguese female football for 2019 as champions of Boavista championship.

Farida bearing down on opposition defenders

The forward in her exceptional campaign made 25 appearances in all competitions for the newest Portuguese champions. The fleet-footed attacker scored 5 times and provided 4 assists in the 19 League matches making her one Cameroon’s leading forward in Europe interms of number of games played and goals in the current season but she was shockingly left out of the Cameroon provisional squad of 26 ladies for the 2019 world cup.

The former AS Police and FAP forward has enjoyed huge success at club level winning the 2018 season’s Portuguese super cup and most recently Winning the Portuguese league title this year as a regular.

Indomitable Lioness Farida displaying the 2018/2019 Boavista championship trophy

Farida’s rise to prominence at club level has been very rapid but she still to be given a chance to replicate her club form for country.

she has made just 2 appearances for Cameroon and participated in one military world cup were she represented Country enviable taking Cameroon to the semi finals.

Farida will be participating in the 2019/2020 UEFA champions league with Braga but she is nearly sure of missing out on participating in this summer’s world cup with Cameroon.

Her performance in the current campaign has left Women’s Football pundits asking why she is not a part of the Cameroon national team set up especially given how well the former Military Lioness performed for club this season.

Farida’s season statistics

Should the forward keep her form next season then Braga will continue reap the rewards of having this great talent on their books.

Angu Lesley