Super Falcons player moves to Swedish club


Nigeria’s Super Falcons player Halimatu Ayinde has penned a deal with Swedish female side Asarumsif IF FK from March 1 to October 31, 2018, the club has confirmed.

Ayinde who is a former Delta Queens player has represented Nigeria in two U17 FIFA world cups and was also part of the Nigeria U20 team, the Falconets which lost to Germany 0-1 in the Final in Canada.

In 2015, she was part of Nigeria’s Super Falcons team that played at the FIFA women world cup in Canada, where she played in the first two matches.

After the competition, she secured her first professional contract with Western New York Flash and played nine games in the American Professional League.

Since then, she played one season in the Belarusian league for Minsk and later spent a season in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

“It will be exciting to come and play in Sweden. Asarum is a newcomer in the league and I will do my best to help the team to a good position as

“I hope to contribute with positive energy in both practices and games. I really want to practice and improve. I look forward to Asarum become my family during the season and promise that I will give everything,” says Halimatu.

Asked about her strength as a footballer, she said: “I’m pretty löpstark and have decent technique. I have played central midfield for the national team, the latest with Rita Chikwelu (Kristianstad) when we won the African championship in 2016.

“But I’ve also played on the right and left of midfield in a little more offensive role. In the
U17 national team, I played forward and scored some goals in the World Cup. But I play where the coach wants me,” she concluded.

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