Washington Spirits have completed the signing of Nigeria midfielder Ngozi Okobi, who becomes the National Super Women League outfit third Nigerian signing this season.
Okobi becomes the Washington DC-based outfit third signing from the ongoing Women’s World Championship in Canada after they snapped up Australia and Canberra United striker Herley Raso alongside Chukwunonye.
Despite Nigeria’s exit from the world football showpiece, the Delta Queens forward netted a goal and made two assists in her side 3-3 draw against Sweden to scoop the player-of-the-match award. Her goal against Sweden was her third in 25 appearances for the country’s women national team since earning her debut in 2010.
“It’s a dream come true to be playing for the Washington Spirit and an opportunity to showcase my talent to the world,” Okobi told the club’s website.
“Thank you to all the Spirit staff, especially coach Parsons. I am looking forward to a great season in Washington,” the former Falconet star said.
Excited with the capture of another Nigerian prodigy, Spirit general manager and head coach Mark Parsons said,“I am delighted that Okobi will be joining us.”
“She is a talented player with great character and exceptional potential. We look forward to welcoming her to DC and getting her on the pitch,” Parsons noted.
Okobi will team up with her compatriot duo of striker Francisca Ordega and defender Josephine Chukwunonye that all played part in the African champion’s botched campaign at the Fifa Women’s World Cup.
The Spirits who are undefeated at home this season will welcome Houston Dash to the Maryland SoccerPlex on Saturday, June 27.