Super Falcons star Ajibade completes big move from Nigeria to Europe

Norwegian giants Avaldsnes have secured the signing of Super Falcons striker Rasheedat Ajibade from Nigeria Women’s Premier League side FC Robo Queens on a two-year deal. Ajibade was a member of the Nigeria side that won the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Ghana, having helped the team to a third-place finish at the 2018 WAFU Cup in Cote d’Ivoire.

Having finished ninth in the Toposerien log last season, coach Lena Tyriberget has bolstered her squad with the highly rated 19-year-old versatile forward’s signing ahead of the 2018-19 season. “When you look at her age and her merits – been central to the U20 team and the A national team, most recently in the Africa championship that Nigeria and Rasheedat won,” said club’s coach Lena Tyriberget on Wednesday.

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Tyriberget added: “You realize that Rasheedat is a very promising Nigerian national team player. As a player type, she is typically either 8s or 10s on the pitch. She is good with ball, is forward-looking in the game and has good drive. She is a player for the future. We look forward to having Rasheedat with us for the next two years.”

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Ajibade’s sojourn in Norway begins in March when the new league season kicks off. Apart from the young striker being part of the Super Falcons team that won a ninth Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title last month, Ajibade scored a goal in four games and helped the Super Falconets to the quarter-final of the FIFA U20 in France earlier this year.