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Nigerian defender Osinachi Ohale joins AS Roma Women


A poster by AS Roma Women announcing the signing of Super Falcons defender Osinachi Ohale. COURTESY: TWITTER/AS Roma Women

Nigerian defender Osinachi Ohale signed for Italian club AS Roma Women from Spanish Primera Iberdrola club CD Tacon, which was renamed Real Madrid Women.

Ohale, who signed a one-year deal for an undisclosed fee, said there were a variety of factors that convinced her to join the club.

“I felt like it would be a great thing for me, to explore and to experience new things and a new challenge,” Ohale told Roma’s website.

The experienced 28-year-old, who prides herself at being good at reading the game and physical battles, is expected to bolster Roma’s defence ahead of the start of the 2020/2021 season in September.

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She said that one of her goals is to help Roma qualify for the Champions League, a competition that neither she nor Roma have played in before.

“That is why I am here, to help the team to get to all their targets, because it is an amazing club – as I said – with so much ambition.”

Ohale has also previously played in Nigeria for Rivers Angels and Delta Queens in the Nigerian Women’s Premier League; in Sweden for Vittsjo and Vaxjo in the top division; and in the United States for Houston Dash.

Ohale has represented the Super Falcons at three FIFA World Cups and four Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.

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Ohale has also won the Nigerian Women’s Premier League title twice and the Africa Cup of Nations four times.

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