Super Falcons Star Ajibade  Joins Norwegian Club Avaldsnes

Super Falcons Star Ajibade  Joins Norwegian Club Avaldsnes

Norwegian giants Avaldsnes have secured the services of Rasheedat Ajibade from Nigeria Women Premier League side FC Robo Queens on a two-year deal.

Ajibade was a member of the Nigeria side that won the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Ghana, having helped the team to a third-place finish at the 2018 WAFU Cup in Cote d’Ivoire.

Having finished ninth in the Toposerien log last season, coach Lena Tyriberget bolstered her squad with the highly rated 19-year-old versatile forward’s signing ahead of the 2018-19 season.

“When you look at her age and her merits – been central to the U20 team and the A national team, most recently in the Africa championship that Nigeria and Rasheedat won,” said club’s coach Lena Tyriberget on Wednesday.

“You realize that Rasheedat is a very promising Nigerian national team player. As a player type, she is typically either 8s or 10s on the pitch.

“She is good with ball, is forward-looking in the game and has good drive. She is a player for the future. We look forward to having Rasheedat with us for the next two years.”

The new league season starts in March and Ajibade will be focused on settling in her new surroundings.

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  • Dr. Drey 12 months ago

    Nice one Rashidat. I wish you success in your sojourn in europe

     
  • _Countdown to France 2018_

    _Ajibade R._

    Rasheedat Ajibade, who scored a hat-trick to qualify Nigeria for the 2018 wafu semi finals, will be hoping to replicate that same form for Nigeria in the biggest stage of all – this coming women’s world cup in France ,if selected.

    Perhaps the most promising and enterprising young female footballers of this great nation, it is hard not to envisage Ajibade making the final list to France.

    Her new club Avaldsnes of Norway will be playing their first match of the season on 23 March and Ajibade is widely tipped to play a part.

    A lethal forward with a keen eye for goals, the 19 year old is expected to be a torn in opposing defenders’ flesh in France.

    In fact, the quote below from her new Norwegian employers best encapsulate what a gem of a footballer Ajibade is.

    “You realize that Rasheedat is a very promising Nigerian national team player. As a player type, she is typically either 8s or 10s on the pitch.

    She is good with ball, is forward-looking in the game and has good drive. She is a player for the future. We look forward to having Rasheedat with us for the next two years.”

    See you in France Rasheedat ……

     
  • I had mixed happiness and dissapointment feelings earlier as our Super Falcons attacking forward Rasheedat Ajibade made her competitive debut for Avaldsnes fc today in their 1:0 away loss to Klepp FC in the Norwegian women league.

    The 19 year old world cup hopeful came on as a 63 minutes substitute and took only 5 minutes to earn a yellow card for her troubles.

    Her team had already been trailing 1:0 from the first half but the introduction of Ajibade and Maria Sorenes did nothing to alter the scoreline as Klepp ran away 1:0 winners.

    Next match for Rasheedat and her Avaldsnes colleagues is a home match to LSK on March 30.

    I am so happy that our ladies are getting game times in competitive leagues.

    More goals to their boots!

     
  • I believe the journey towards becoming a European-based polished professional striker begun yesterday (*see my post above) for Rasheedat Ajibade who will be hoping to make Nigeria’s world cup squad to France in June.

    The 19 year old veteran of FIFA age grade world cup tournaments was quoted, shortly after sealing the move to Norway, as saying : “I think (playing for Avaldsnes); introducing European style of play in my game will polish my skills and improve my personality.

    I just have to go there and perform better, gain more experience than what I’ve had already.”

    On the effect on the move on her Super Falcons career, I lifted a the further quote of Ajibade from goal.com saying:
    “I believe the club will help me improve and also challenge for my place in the Super Falcons ahead of the Women’s World Cup.

    With God and my performance, I promise to help my club succeed in Norway and make the Nigeria squad to France.” End of quote.

    Spoken like true ambitious young striker.

    Like I have already mentioned, I think a well drilled, fit and flying forward line up of Oparanozie-Ajibade-Ordega-Oshoala may well cause opposing defences problems in France.

    On another note, Super Falcons defender Ngozi Ebere will be hoping to taste action when her team Arna-Bjørnar file out against SK Trondheims-Ørn in the Norwegian women’s league this afternoon.

    Good luck to her and all our ladies out there.