Female national team, Super Falcons’ star, Francesca Ordega has left Washington Spirit of America in a trans-universal deal that takes her to join Super Eagles striker, Odion Jude Ighalo in Shanghai, China.
However, being a lady, she will not line out in the same team with Ighalo, who recently moved to Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League, as the Falcons’ winger will line out for a Shanghai women club.
Ighalo will still be close to Ordega in the same neighbourhood of the Chinese city, as she begins her quest for glory in the Chinese Women’s League side, Shanghai WSC.
Ordega, who joined Washington Spirit in 2015 and went on to score nine goals in 41 appearances, has previously been on loan at both Sydney FC of Australia and Atletico Madrid Femeni of Spain.
WSC moved to hook Ordega, based on her heroics with the Falcons at the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Ghana, which earned her a first ever nomination for Africa Women Footballer of The Year.
Although she eventually ended up third in the final vote, Ordega is expected to wow the Chinese female soccer terrain with her pace, skills, deft touches, swerves, eye for goal and assists.
The four time AWCON winner will now aim to replicate the former exhibited by fellow-Falcons star and CAF Award nominee, Assisat Oshoala, who thrilled in two seasons with Dalian Quanjian of China before moving in January to Barcelona Femeni of Spain.