Nigerian forward Francisca Ordega joins Levante Ladies


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.

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


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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.

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.

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.

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