Olanrewaju: Equatorial Guinea defender joins Racing Santander from Sporting Huelva
The defender has completed her move to the Spanish side after parting ways with the topflight outfit over limited playing time. Spanish Reto Iberdrola club Racing Santander have announced the signing of Equatorial Guinea defender Tobi Olanrewaju for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
Olanrewaju had sealed her first professional contract in Europe with Sporting last September but has since parted ways with Primera Iberdrola outfit over a lack of playing time in Huelva.
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Before leaving for Spain, the 24-year-old was playing for six-time Nigeria Women’s Premier League winners Rivers Angels and previously starred for Sunshine Queens and Confluence Queens.
Having gained some international experience at youth and senior level with Equatorial Guinea, she could be a huge bargain for the Spanish side as they aim to gain promotion to the top flight.Article continues below
— RWMG Sports (@RWMGSports) January 2, 2020She becomes the fourth African player to join a Reto Iberdrola outfit after Nigeria’s Olivia Anokye and Charity Adule were snapped up by Eibar, and Alice Ogebe went to Real Betis II last summer.
After completing her transfer, Olanrewaju is expected to earn her debut against Spanish-Nigerian-born Mabel Okoye’s Atletico Madrid II in their first match of the year on Sunday.
📢 Os esperamos a [email protected] el SÁBADO DÍA 4️⃣ en Santa Cruz de Bezana, donde nos enfrentaremos a un gran rival, el @Atleti con una de las nuestras en sus filas, nuestra amiga Paula Herrero. A las 1️⃣6️⃣⏰ con 🎟gratuita para la promoción del fútbol femenino. 💚 #todoalverdeFútFem pic.twitter.com/UlBrTWA07r— Racing Féminas (@RacingFemenino) December 31, 2019