Super Falcons star joins Norwegian club after AWCON triumph

Super Falcons By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 27/12/2018

Super Falcons star Rasheedat Ajibade joined Norwegian club Avaldsnes after 2018 AWCON triumph in Ghana.

The 19-year-old pen a two-year deal from Nigeria Women Premier League side FC Robo Queens and the forward will become second African player at the club as Cameroonian attacker Gaelle Enganamouit is on the books of the team.

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.

"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.

"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.”

Ajibade new club will begin their new campaign in March next year.