Official: Real Madrid sign Nigerian defender

Real Madrid female team CD Tacon has announced the signing of Nigeria international Osinachi Ohale on a permanent deal from Swedish side Vaxjo.The Spanish Liga Iberdrola club having suffered a 9-1 humiliation at the hands of Barcelona on Saturday, the top-flight newcomers were forced to boost their defence with Ohale vast experience.The 27-year-old defender had joined Vaxjo in the summer of 2018 from Vittsjo and played a prominent role in their title chase this season as they sit in second place after 16 games. Having completed her move to Tacon, the defender has expressed gratitude to her former Swedish club Vaxjo and is eager to impress in Spain.

Tacon have been taken over by Real Madrid, but this change will officially take effect next year. It will be the sixth club for Ohale who began her career with Delta Queens.She will be the fourth Nigerian to seal a permanent switch to Spain this summer after Asisat Oshoala to Barcelona, Peace Efih to Sporting de Huelva and Chidinma Okeke to Madrid CFF.

Ohale has won four African Women’s Cup of Nations titles and featured at three Fifa Women’s World Cups with the Super Falcons. The Super Falcons star will hope to make her debut for Tacon when they travel to face Efih’s Sporting de Huelva on September 14.