By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon.
Cameroonian forward Farida Machia Machia has exclusively told kick442.com that the decision to abandon the season 2019-2020 season in the Portuguese Boavista was a worthwhile decision as the health of the stakeholders takes precedence over entertainment in the present situation.
The former AS Green City forward enjoyed a successful second season at Braga Feminino scoring four goals in 23 games while playing from the second striker role.
The Portuguese Football Federation cancelled all non-professional competitions in the country on April 8, 2020, due to the outbreak of CoronaVirus pandemic in Portugal with no Champions, no promotion or relegation.
Machia’s Braga was in the third position on the table behind Benfica and Sporting CP, before the cancellation of the league. The club awaits the league management body’s decision on clubs that will represent Portugal in next season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League, UWCL.
In the mean time, Machia sees cancellation as a worthwhile move.
“The world is obviously in a difficult situation, we can’t be indifferent. We must make sacrifices as part of our support to institutions and persons giving their all to bring the situation under control. I believe this decision reduces the number of persons exposed the virus and preserves the Athletes for a better future. There are no regrets about how the season ended” the Braga number 27 averred.
Machia reached new heights with the club this term. The former Boston Breakers forward made her UEFA Champions League debut and played in the competitions before the hysteric Braga fans.
In two seasons at the club, Machia has scored nine goals and provided 12 assists in 49 appearances.
The Cameroonian forward picked up the League and Super Cup double last term but the club struggled this term as the Champions League distracted the team in the early phase of the season.
Machia is currently in Braga waiting for international travels to resume, so she can return to Cameroon.
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