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Super Falcons forward Francisca Ordega has switched to the Chinese Women’s Super League after signing for Shanghai W.F.C.

Concise News reports that Ordega, 25, has joined Shanghai from Washington Spirit – a US National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) side – for the 2019 season. At Washington Spirit, she made 63 appearances in a four-year spell.

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Ordega’s deal was announced shortly after Thembi Kgatlana and her South African compatriot Linda Motlhalo also moved to China.

She scored twice to help Nigeria win a ninth Women’s Africa Cup of Nations title in December and made the final three for Caf‘s women’s Player of the Year award for 2018.

The much-travelled and vastly-experienced Ordega previously played in Russia and Sweden before moving to Washington Spirit in March 2015.

Back in December 2016, Ordega became the first African to play in the Australian Westfield W-League when she joined Sydney FC on loan.

Also, Ordega had another loan stint at Spanish club Atletico de Madrid Femenino in 2017.

Ordega, who has represented Nigeria at all international levels, has 34 caps for the Super Falcons and also boasts experience at two Fifa Women’s World Cups – 2011 and 2015.