Spanish Club Levante Signs Super Falcons’ Francisca Ordega
Spanish women’s football league side Levante UD Femenino have completed the signing of Super Falcons forward Francisca Ordega on a two-year deal from Shanghai Shenhua.
Ordega, 27, will spend the rest of the 2020-21 season plus two additional years which will see her represent them until 2023, the club announced.
The forward joins compatriot Andrea Okene at Levante.
🤝 La delantera vestirá de azulgrana lo que resta de temporada y dos más
💪🏽 ¡Bienvenida, Franny!
— Levante UD Femenino (@LUDfemenino) April 28, 2021
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.
Ordega is now the ninth Nigerian star in the Spanish top flight – Andrea Okene (Levante), Asisat Oshoala (Barcelona), Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid), Osinachi Ohale, Rita Chikwelu, Chidinma Okeke (Madrid CFF), Tony Payne (Sevilla) and Charity Adule (Eibar).
Ordega started her career playing for Nigerian clubs Bayelsa Queens and River Angels. She has also been with European outfits such as Rossinyaka in Russia, Swedish Pitea, Washington Spirit in the USA, Sydney FC in Australia and Shanghai Shenhua in China.
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.
The Super Falcons star has twice been voted MVP of the African Soccer Championship and was nominated for the Best African Football Player in 2014 and 2018.