Raheedat Ajibade pens two-year deal with Norwegian club Avaldnes IL

Nigeria senior women’s team star Rasheedat Ajibade has joined Avaldnes IL, the Toppserien club have announced.

Rasheedat Ajibade

The 19-year-old moves to the Norwegian club on a two-year deal from Lagos club FC Robo.

Named Nigeria’s 2018 young player-of-the-year, Ajibade made her AWCON debut this year, helping the team claim its ninth title of the tournament.

The youngster scored her first AWCON goal in the 4-0 humiliation of Zambia, after coming on as a substitute.

She showed a lot of promise in the tournament.

“When you look at her age (born in 1999) and merits — being central to the U20 team and the national team, most recently in Africa Women Championship that Nigeria and Rasheedat won — you realize that Rasheedat is a very promising Nigerian national team player,” Avaldnes coach, Lena Tyriberget, said of the forward.

“As a player type, she is typically either 8s or 10s on the pitch. She is good with ball, is forward-looking in the game and has good drive. She is a player for the future,” she added.