Women’s Afcon stars on the move


Francisca Ordega was part of the Nigeria squad that won an eighth Women’s Africa Cup of Nations title in Cameroon

Two of the stars of the recent Women’s Africa Cup of Nations have earned moves to new clubs.

Nigeria’s Francisca Ordega has signed for Australian side Sydney FC for the remainder of the W-League 2016/17 season from USA’s Washington Spirit.

South Africa captain Janine Van Wyk, 29, is on the move to the US as she joins Houston Dash.

Ordega helped Nigeria win an eighth continental title in Cameroon as Van Wyk’s Banyana Banyana finished fourth.

The 23-year-old Ordega becomes the first African to play in the Westfield W-League and is looking forward to her new challenge.

Francisca is an exciting player who is going to bring a lot of attacking flair and speed to our team

Sydney FC coach Dan Barrett

“I’m really pleased to be signing with a club of Sydney FC’s stature,” she told the club …

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