Real Madrid women have completed the signing of Super Falcons defender Chidinma Okeke on a one year deal from Nigeria Women’s Premier League side FC Robo Queens.
The 19-year-old superb defender was part of the Nigeria’s women national team that crashed out of the 2019 FIFA World Cup tourney in France earlier this year.
Okeke has been on a steady rise in the country having represented Nigeria at the 2016 edition of the U17 FIFA World Cup in Jordan.
TRANSFER NEWS: Nigeria defender Chidinma Okeke has completed a permanent move to Madrid from Nigeria’s FC Robo. She’ll don the number 17 jersey for the Spanish club and is set to open her debut against Real Betis on Sunday. #WelcomeOkeke 💫⚪⚫ pic.twitter.com/ejKMALwd4Y
— Samuel Ahmadu (@sam4wigan) September 8, 2019
The defender signed the dotted lines after completing medical at the club earlier this month.
The former NWPL star became Madrid’s eighth signing after the arrival of Monica Hickmann, Bruna Tavares, Marie-Laure Delie, Itziar Pinillos, Claudia Blanco, Macarena Portales and Marta Turmo.
Okeke will don the number 17 jersey for her Spanish outfit where she will face compatriot Asisat Oshoala who plays for Barcelona women in the new season – Goal.com reveals
Reacting to her dream move, Okeke said: I’m very delighted to join one of the top Spanish women’s teams – Madrid.
It’s a dream come true to be able to play in Europe and the start of a new chapter in my professional career.