Francisca Ordega has joined reigning Spanish champions Atletico Madrid on a six-month loan US-based outfit Washington Spirit.

The Nigerian left her National Women Soccer League side in an off-season deal with Atletico and she will feature for the Spanish women giants till March 2018. 

On completing her loan deal, the 24-year-old has expressed delight at landing the offer to feature for the Spain’s Women Superliga outfit and states her readiness to play for them.

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The loan move is the second for the forward in two years since she joined Australian Women topflight side Sydney FC in 2016.

“For me it’s an honour and I’m very happy to be here. Atletico Madrid is a great club, internationally recognised, and I really want to start,” she told the club’s website.

She is expected to make her debut for Atletico, who are second on the log, when they host league leaders FC Barcelona in Spanish Women’s Superliga clash on October 29. 

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