Breaking – Atletico Madrid signs Super Falcons striker, Francisca Ordega

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Francisca Ordega
Francisca Ordega [Image: Getty]

Spanish football giants Atletico Madrid have announced the signing of 24-year-old Nigerian international forward Francisca Ordega from US-based Washington Spirit.

The deal is a loan deal which will see the striker who is an integral part of the Nigerian women team spend from now till March at the club according to the club.

” For me, it’s an honour. Atletico is a great club, internationally recognized, and I really want to start. I will make the fans feel proud of me”, Ordega said on the official website of her new team.

Ordega is however not eligible to represent the club in their next game against FC Barcelona in the Spanish Women Championship.

Meanwhile, Isaac Success won’t make the short trip to Fulham for Watford’s Premier League tie at Stamford Bridge against champions Chelsea as he is still recovering from a knee injury.

Manager of the Golden Boys, Marco Silva, does not expect the striker to return to action before the end of this month, saying the striker’s injury is ‘long-term’.

”It’s the same situation as last week,” Silva said at Thursday’s press conference.

”Cathcart, Chalobah, and Isaac [Success] are long-term. Kaboul and Sebastian [Prödl] are still out of the match.

”We expect them to work with the team the next week. Maybe not full training, but certainly with the team. It’s too early to say with Chalobah.”

Success has yet to make a single appearance in the Premier League this term after eight rounds.

There won’t be any Nigerian involvement at Stamford Bridge tomorrow, as Chelsea’s Super Eagles star Victor Moses is still treating a hamstring injury.

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