Jubilation As Nigerian Star Joins Top Spanish League Club on a Long Term Deal

Jubilation As Nigerian Star Joins Top Spanish League Club on a Long Term Deal

- Nigerian forward Francisca Ordega has joined Levante Ladies on a two-year deal

- The former Atletico Madrid star will complete this season with them and then represent them until 2023

- Ordega joins fellow Nigerian Andrea Okene while she becomes the ninth Nigerian in the Spanish women's league

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Spanish women's league side Levante UD Femenino have completed the signing of Super Falcons forward Francisca Ordega on a two-year deal from Shanghai Shenhua.

The 27-year-old winger will join spend the rest of the 2020-21 season plus two additional years which will see her represent them until 2023 according to information on the club's website.

This is the second time Ordega will be playing for a Primera Iberdrola outfit having represented Atletico Madrid ladies on a short-term loan deal in the 2017-18 season.

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While she was at Atletico, Ordega made eight appearances and her new club will be counting on her European football experience to come in handy in her new sojourn.

Jubilation as Nigerian forward joins Spanish League club on a 2-year deal
Francisca Ordega during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France. Photo by Eric Verhoeven/Soccrates
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Before jetting out of the shores of Nigeria, the 27-year-old started her career playing for clubs like Bayelsa Queens and River Angels.

She has also been with European outfits such as Rossinyaka in Russia, Swedish Pitea, Washington Spirit, Sydney FC and Shanghai Shenhua.

The multiple Africa Women's Championship winner broke into the women's senior national team in 2010 and has represented the country at 2011, 2015, and 2019 World Cups.

His record also reflects, among others, a First Iberdrola title and a runner-up in the US championship. On a personal note, she has been twice elected MVP of the African Soccer Championship and was nominated for Best African Soccer Player in 2014 and 2018.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian winger Henry Onyekuru has joined Turkish giants Galatasaray on a short-term loan deal until the end of the ongoing season.

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Sources claim the Istanbul-based outfit included an option to sign him permanently depending on his performances for the club.

His return to the Turk Telekom Stadium could be attributed to his success in the 2018-19 season when he scored 14 goals and five assists in 31 league appearances for them.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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