Nigeria international Rasheedat Ajibade says she’s happy to secure a move away from Nigeria Women’s Premier league side Robo Queens FC to Avaldsnes of Norway.
The 19-year-old ended her nine years association with the Nigerian side to put pen to paper for a two-year contract with the Norwegian side.
The 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations winner said it’s a dream come true to finally get a chance to ply her trade outside the shore of Nigeria.
“I am grateful to God and it feels like a dream come true,”
“I’ve been so excited since I secured my deal, being it’s my first professional contract. Before going to Ghana [for the Africa Women Cup of Nations], I had told myself that I have to go there to fight for my place and prove my worth to everyone.
“I also vowed that I will not leave Robo Queens to any other club in Nigeria, but work hard for a good offer abroad comes for me. It’s definitely going to be a stepping stone because it won’t end there as it’s another journey for me.
The player added that she hopes to improve under the watchful eyes of the Club in other to be ready for the Women’s world cup in France.
“I think (playing for Avaldsnes) introducing European style of play in my game will polish my skills and improve my personality. I just have to go there and perform better, gain more experience than what I’ve had already.
“I believe the club will help me improve and also challenge for my place in the Super Falcons ahead of the next year’s Women’s World Cup. With God and my performance, I promise to help my club succeed in Norway and make the Nigeria squad to France.”
Ajibade further thanked FC Robo Queens, and coach Emmanuel Osahon for developing her to a very good football player.
“I wish to appreciate everyone at FC Robo Queens for how far and much they have contributed to my development and career success so far,” she continued.
“I also want to thank coach [Emmanuel] Osahon. He has been the backbone of every success I’ve achieved today and has tolerated and persevered with me. I am very grateful to him.”