Super Falcons midfielder Francisca Ordega has joined Spanish Iberdola side, Levante, from Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua on a two-year deal.
The midfielder becomes the second Nigerian at the club after Andrea Okene.
“Levante UD Femenino has acquired the services of forward Francisca Ordega (19-10-1993, Gboko, Nigeria) for the remainder of the season plus two more, that is, she signs until 2023,” reads a statement on the club website.
“The international attacker with Nigeria has extensive experience in European football and, specifically, played for Atlético de Madrid during part of the 2017-18 financial year, playing a total of eight games in the Primera Iberdrola.
“In addition, she has played for clubs such as Bayelsa Queens and River Angels and, outside his country, in Russian Rossinyaka, Swedish Pitea, Washington Spirit, Sydney FC and Shanghai Shenhua.
“Regarding her appearances with the Nigerian national team, ‘Franny’ is one of the most established footballers in the Super Falcons. With her national team, she has won the editions of the Africa Cup of Nations in 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2018 and participated in the 2011, 2015 and 2019 World Cups.
“Her record also reflects, among others, a first Iberdrola title and a runner-up in the US championship. On a personal note, she has been twice elected MVP of the African Soccer Championship and was nominated for Best African Soccer Player in 2014 and 2018.”