Nigerian Rita Chukwuelu, Joins Spanish club after a decade in Sweden

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REIMS, FRANCE – JUNE 05: Rita Chikwelu of Nigeria poses for a portrait during the official FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 portrait session at Hotel Mercure Reims Centre Cathedrale on June 05, 2019 in Reims, France. (Photo by Ben Radford – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Rita Chikwelu, 31 years old Nigerian Midfielder has joined the Spanish women’s league. 

After a decade in Sweden, Chikwelu signs a 6 month deal with Madrid CFF in the spanish women’s league.

She is known for the role she played in 2016 and 2018 at the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations tournaments where she helped Nigeria gain success. Also for her efforts at the Women’s World Cup leading West Africa to the knockout stage for the first time since 1999.

Spain is gradually becoming synonymous with signing African players. The likes of Aishat Oshoala, Chidinma Okeke, and many others.

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