Spanish women’s side Madrid CCF have
signed Nigerian international midfielder
Rita Chikwelu from Swedish club
The 31-year-old, who has spent the last decade of
her career in Sweden, joins the Primera Division
outfit on a six-month deal.
She becomes the 16th African player to move to
Spain and joins fellow Nigerian team-mate
Chidinma Okeke in the Madrid set-up.
Following her move, she said: “This is a different
and competitive league, as a footballer you want to
test yourself around the best players.
“The Spanish league is an interesting place for
African players and I believe this will continue to
help develop our players’ game and their profile.”
Madrid currently sit 10th in Spain’s top flight, just
one point above the relegation zone.