Reactions trail as Super Falcons star Gift Monday joined the Nigeria contingent who ply their trade in Spain like Asisat Oshoala at Barcelona, Rasheed Ajibade at Atletico Madrid, Rita Chikwelu at Levente, Toni Payne at Sevilla, and Osinachi Ohale at Deportivo Alaves.
The 20-year-old striker inspired Bayelsa Queens to win the 2021–22 Nigeria Women Premier League title and also finished the season’s top scorer and MVP winner.
However, after months of speculation surrounding her future, Super Falcons star Monday has now reportedly been signed by Spanish club UDG Tenerife.
Monday who is currently on international duty with Super Falcons put pen to paper with Spanish Laliga Femini club UDG Tenerife after confirming the signing via their club’s official social media handle for a three-year contract.
⚽ |OFICIAL| ¡Tenemos fichaje! La delantera internacional nigeriana @GiftMonday21 se suma a nuestra historia. ¡Bienvenida, guerrera! ¡Welcome, Gift! #UDGTenerife #SúmateANuestraHistoria pic.twitter.com/mln0HdMECa
— UDG Tenerife (@UDGTenerife) September 5, 2022
Monday follows the footsteps of arguably the two biggest Super Falcons stars Oshoala and Ajibade in finding their way from FC Robo Queens to the Spanish top flight.
The Nigerian international started her career with COD United Amazons before she joined FC Robo Queen and Bayelsa Queens.
Monday would look to help her new team improve on their fifth-place finish in the league last season as the new Laliga Femini season kicks off on the 11th of September.
Here are some reactions from Twitter after Gift Monday penned a three years contract with a Spanish female top club.
— Berto Mata (@mata_berto) September 5, 2022
Wow.. good for her! https://t.co/QYIFdyGC3b
— Ctrl Alt de ligt (@the_prosperr) September 5, 2022
THIS IS IT!✅
— Andrew Randa (@RandaAndrew) September 5, 2022
— Nigerian Football Leagues – Reporter (@NigeriaLeagues) September 5, 2022
— Saheed Afolabi (@BIGGYBOSS_sport) September 5, 2022
Signing Gift Monday on a Monday makes it more special! https://t.co/ScnrXxWxum
— Don Martinelli (@DannyRobson89) September 5, 2022
| Gift Monday assinou contrato com UDG Tenerife por 3⃣ anos
✅ Monday, chega ao clube após deixar o FC Robo Queens, onde estava desde de 2017 pic.twitter.com/mNyHOW80cp
— Liga Iberdrola – Brasil (@Iberdrola2Liga) September 5, 2022
Done Deal Alert
Nigerian national player Gift Monday moves to the spanish league to UDG Tenerife.
— Soccerdonna (@soccerdonna) September 5, 2022
Presentada la primera plantilla de la @UDGTenerife, acto celebrado en el Hotel Barceló Tenerife y que sirvió para presentar a Gift Monday como nueva jugadora del conjunto tinerfeño pic.twitter.com/LjDTi4vCfW
— José Carlos Vega (@jcvegainfonorte) September 5, 2022
⚪ El @UDGTenerife anuncia su último fichaje en la presentación del equipo tinerfeño
— Radio Club Tenerife (@radioclubSER) September 5, 2022