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Super Falcons captain Rita Chikwelu in the semi-final game between Nigeria and South Africa at this year’s Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon./Photo: cafonline.com

Super Falcons captain Rita Chikwelu has joined Swedish club ‎Damallsvenskan Kristianstad DFF, the Scandinavian side announced on Thursday.

In a post on their website, the club said, “the 28-year-old has appended her signature to a two-year deal with Kristianstad DFF. She will begin training with her new teammates next month.”

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The central midfielder has spent the last six years of her career with Umea IK.

She also featured in the UEFA Women’s Champions League with the Norrland-based team.

Prior to her move to Umeå Energi Arena, Chikwelu was in Finland for three seasons and defended the colours of FC United Pietarsaari and FC TPS Turku.