Super Falcons duo sign new deals in Europe after AWCON victory

Captain of Nigeria’s Super Falcons, Rita Chikwelu, has reached an agreement with Swedish club Kristianstads DFF, signing a two-year contract which will see her play for the club until the end of the 2019 league season there. The new deal for Chikwelu comes after she had spells at FC United and UmeĆ„ IK where she played for seven seasons.

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Chikwelu was part of the Super Falcons team that won a record ninth Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title in Ghana recently, a win that came thanks to a 4-3 win via penalties against the Banyana Banyana of South Africa after the game remained goalless at the end of 90 minutes and the extra 30 minutes played. She was among the players who scored in the penalty shoot-out against South Africa. It was her second AWCON title with the Super Falcons having also won the title back in 2016.

In another confirmed transfer news, one of the unsung heroines for the Super Falcons in their recent Africa Women Cup of Nations trump, Halimatu Ayinde has penned a one-season deal with Eskilstuna United DFF in Sweden. The central midfielder was on the books of Asarum last season and previously played for American club Western New York Flash and Belarusian team FC Minsk.

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The 23-year-old midfielder was also part of the Super Falcons teams that won the AWCON title in 2014 and 2016.