Madrid sign Rita Chikwelu as Nigerian international ends ten-year spell in Sweden
Spanish women's side Madrid CCF have signed Nigerian international midfielder Rita Chikwelu from Swedish club Kristianstad.
The 31-year-old, who has spent the last decade of her career in Sweden, joins the Primera Division outfit on a six-month deal.
She becomes the 16th African player to move to Spain and joins fellow Nigerian team-mate Chidinma Okeke in the Madrid set-up.
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Following her move, she said: "This is a different and competitive league, as a footballer you want to test yourself around the best players.
"The Spanish league is an interesting place for African players and I believe this will continue to help develop our players' game and their profile."
Madrid currently sit 10th in Spain's top flight, just one point above the relegation zone.