Falcons Star Chikwelu Ready For New Challenge In Spain


Super Falcons midfielder Rita Chikwelu is looking forward to a new challenge in Spain after linking up with Liga Iberdola side Madrid CFF.

Chikwelu, 31, joined Madrid CFF on a six-month deal after a decade in Sweden, where she scored 60 goals, with Umea IK and Kristianstad.

She joins compatriot Chidinma Okeke at the Spanish Primera Iberdrola side.

“This is a different and competitive league, as a footballer you want to test yourself around the best players,” she told BBC Sport.

“The Spanish league is an interesting place for African players and I believe this will continue to help develop our players’ game and their profile.”

Chikwelu helped Nigeria to success at the 2016 and 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations tournaments.

She also played a key role at last year’s Women’s World Cup as the West Africans reached the knockout stage for the first time since 1999.

Another compatriot, the four-time African footballer of the year winner, Asisat Oshoala is the…

Source: Complete Sports