Falcons Captain Chikwelu Signs 2-Year Deal With Swedish Club

Super Falcons captain Rita Chikwelu in the semi-final game between Nigeria and South Africa at this year’s Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon./Photo: cafonline.com

Super Falcons captain Rita Chikwelu has joined Swedish club ‎Damallsvenskan Kristianstad DFF, the Scandinavian side announced on Thursday.

In a post on their website, the club said, “the 28-year-old has appended her signature to a two-year deal with Kristianstad DFF. She will begin training with her new teammates next month.”

The central midfielder has spent the last six years of her career with Umea IK.

She also featured in the UEFA Women’s Champions League with the Norrland-based team.

Prior to her move to Umeå Energi Arena, Chikwelu was in Finland for three seasons and defended the colours of FC United Pietarsaari and FC TPS Turku.


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