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Sports News of Thursday, 11 August 2022


Super Eagles' Glory Ogbonna sign contract with Turkish club

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Glory Ogbonna, an ace defender of the Super Falcons of Nigeria, has signed a one-year contract with the Turkish women league champions, ALG Spor Kulűbű.

Ogbonna disclosed this in a telephone interview on Thursday in Calabar.

She said that the contract, signed on Wednesday, would see her play the women’s version of the champions league with the club this season.

The former Edo Queens player said that the desire to play in the champions league was what motivated her to sign for the Turkish champions.

Ogbonna said she turned down an offer to renew her contract with her last club, Santa Teresa in Spain, and other offers before her decision to put pen on paper for the Turkish side.

“I have always been desirous to play in the champions league. As such, I couldn’t resist the offer from ALG after rejecting several others across Europe.

“I want to make history with this club and I am happy to be here. I am feeling at home already with the warm reception I got when I came in.

“Santa Teresa was good for me but I needed a fresh start. So, I had to reject their offer,“ she said.

The defender featured for the Super Falcons in the just concluded Women Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) in Morocco.

ALG Spor Kulűbű based in Gaziantep, South Eastern Turkey, was founded in 1998 with Batur stadium as their home ground.