AS Roma Sign Nigerian Defender Osinachi Ohale

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Ohale has won four AWCON with Nigeria. Photo: [email protected] Roma Women

 

 

Nigerian defender, Osinachi Ohale has joined Italian side, AS Roma from Spanish club, Real Madrid.

Ohale, 28, has featured for the Super Falcons at three World Cups and is the third signing for the Italian team as they prepare for the 2020-2021 season.

AS Roma had already signed Spanish forward, Paloma Lazaro and Italian goalkeeper, Rachele Baldi.

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“Welcome to the team, Osinachi Ohale!” the club said on its official Twitter handle. “The Nigerian defender becomes our latest addition this summer!”

 


The player who was part of the Nigerian side that claimed the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON), her fourth continental medal with the West African side, described the move to Italy as a great opportunity to explore and experience new things.

“I chose Roma because of so many things; so many amazing things about the club, about this city and this country that interested me,” Ohale told the club’s website.

“I felt like it would be a great thing for me, to explore and to experience new things and a new challenge.”

A post on AS Roma’s website said she is “a tough, versatile defender” having also played for Houston Dash in the United States before featuring in the colours of Vittsjo and Vaxjo in Sweden’s top flight.

On joining Real Madrid from Swedish side Vaxjo last September, she played 15 games, netting twice for David Aznar’s team before the Spanish league was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

She was with Rivers Angels in the Nigerian Women’s Premier League and also Delta Queens where she was part of a double-title winning squad.

AS Roma have already started their pre-season preparations and on Wednesday,  less than a month to the start of the Serie A Femminile season,  beat Fiorentina 4-0 in their first friendly game.

 

 

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Excited to announce my signing with @AS ROMA in Italy, looking forward to an incredible opportunity.💪🏽🔥🔥🔥

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FC Ifeanyi Ubah Win 2016 Federation Cup Final 

FC Ifeanyi Ubah Win 2016 Federation Cup Final FC Ifeanyi Ubah, have clinched a first-ever Federation Cup after they beat Nasarawa United 5-4 on penalties in the final after both teams failed to score in regulation time.

Fc Ifeanyi Ubah impressively converted all their kicks, while their keeper Uche Okafor saved one from Nasarawa United.

The Nnewi club, will now represent Nigeria in the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup.

It was the first time these two clubs would play in the final of the oldest football competition in Nigeria.

FC Ifeanyi Ubah defeated giant killers, Crown FC 2-1 while Nasarawa United shocked tournament favorites, Enyimba FC 1-0 to set the tone for an epic final.

Rivers Angels earlier emerged champions of the 2016 Federation Cup in the women’s final against Bayelsa United.

 Rafiat Sule got the opener in the 20th minute for the United but her celebration did not last long as Osinachi Ohale levelled the scoreline five minutes later.

Both sides were unable to break the deadlock in the second half.

The game consequently headed to penalties for the second successive year and Rivers Angels won the title 5-3 on penalties.

Both finals of the 2016 Federation Cup were played on Sunday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

Rivers Angels Are 2016 Federation Cup Champions

Rivers Angels, Bayelsa United, Federation CupRivers Angels have emerged champions of the 2016 Federation Cup in an entertaining final against Bayelsa United.

Rafiat Sule got the opener in the 20th minute for the United on Sunday afternoon at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

However, her celebration did not last long as Osinachi Ohale levelled the scoreline five minutes later.

Both sides were unable to break the deadlock in the second half.

The game consequently headed to penalties for the second successive year.

Rivers Angels won the title 5-3 on penalties.

Meanwhile, FC Ifeanyi Ubah have expressed readiness to confront premier league rivals, Nasarawa United in the men’s finals at the same venue.

It is the first both two clubs would play in the final of the oldest football competition in Nigeria.

FC Ifeanyi Ubah defeated giant killers, Crown FC 2-1 while Nasarawa United stunned tournament favourites, Enyimba FC 1-0 to set the tone for an epic clash.

The Nigeria Football Federation has announced that the gates would be opened for fans watch the game for free.