08 Apr Addo terminates North Carolina Braveness deal days earlier than NWSL Problem Cup
Ghana Ladies’s Nationwide Staff captain Elizabeth Addo has terminated her contract with NWSL facet North Carolina Braveness, simply days earlier than the usseasons begins, and has signed for Djurgården in Sweden’s Damallsvenskan.
Addo, 27, was set to play for the Braveness within the NWSL Problem Cup on Saturday April 10th, after signing with the membership as lately as January this 12 months.
Addo, who performed for the then-Seattle Reign in 2018, signed a Djurgården deal that’s set to run out on the finish of the season, however in keeping with Aim, there may be an possibility to increase for one extra 12 months.
Addo instructed her new membership’s official web site: “It feels superb to have the ability to come to Djurgården. This isn’t the primary time I’ve come to Sweden as a result of I’ve performed for Kvarnsveden earlier than and it’s enjoyable to return again.
“I’m able to work onerous and assist us attain as excessive as doable within the desk.”
She beforehand scored seven objectives in 29 appearances over the course of 2016 and 2017 for Kvarnsveden.
The versatile Addo is able to enjoying upfront, however Djurgården ladies’s sporting director Jean Balawo has defined that he intends to make use of her within the midfield.
Balawo mentioned: “This would be the final piece of the puzzle for us. We knew fairly early on that we would want an additional possibility in midfield. Now, we [have supplemented the midfield] with Elizabeth Addo, who will contribute with a lot management, ball expertise and drive.
“Final time she was in Sweden, she was one of many gamers who produced probably the most assists and I hope she will be able to proceed with that in Djurgården as properly.”
After starting her profession in Ghana as a teen with Tesano Women FC, Addo moved on to Athleta Women FC earlier than shifting to Nigeria’s Rivers Angels FC in 2012. After two league titles there, she earned a transfer to ŽFK Spartak Subotica in Serbia.
Following a profitable spell at Ferencvárosi TC in Hungary, which noticed her win the league-and-cup double, Addo joined Kvarnsveden. After two Damallsvenskan seasons, she moved on to the NWSL, the place she performed for the Reign in 2018.
After a short stint with the Western Sydney Wanderers within the 2018/19 W-League season, Addo moved to Jiangsu Suning in April 2019. She received the Chinese language Ladies’s Tremendous League, Ladies’s FA Cup, FA Event, and the Ladies’s Tremendous Cup throughout her time there, however noticed her stint minimize quick as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
After a short-lived stint at Apollon Women in Cyprus, Addo was attributable to return to the NWSL, however as a substitute opted for a second shot at life in Sweden.
She unites with Ghana teammate Portia Boakye, with whom she shared a significant second within the historical past of girls’s football in her nation, with Addo captaining the team to 3rd place on the 2016 Africa Cup of Nations.
Djurgårdens completed ninth within the 2020 Damallsvenskan and can hope that the expertise of Addo may also help them keep away from one other relegation battle.