Super Falcons star Francisca Ordega has joined Atletico Madrid on loan from parent club, Washington Spirits.

Atletico said in a statement on their website: “The 24-year-old Nigerian footballer is on the front line and will wear our jersey until next March when she will start a new edition of the American competition.

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“After successfully completing the relevant medical examination, Francisca Ordega signed the contract that binds her to our club and was happy to wear rojiblanco.”

Ordega, who turned 24 on Thursday, said, “For me it’s an honour and I’m very happy to be here. Atletico Madrid is a great club, internationally recognized, and I really want to start.

“I am a strong player and very fast” and although she recognized that she would to adapt to the new environment, she concludes: “I will make the fans feel proud of me.”