Addo terminates North Carolina Braveness deal days earlier than NWSL Problem Cup


Ghana Girls’s Nationwide Staff captain Elizabeth Addo has terminated her contract with NWSL facet North Carolina Braveness, simply days earlier than the U.S seasons 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 tenth, after signing with the membership as just 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 Purpose, there’s an choice to increase for one extra 12 months.

Addo advised 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 come back again.

“I’m able to work arduous and assist us attain as excessive as doable within the desk.”

She beforehand scored seven targets in 29 appearances over the course of 2016 and 2017 for Kvarnsveden.

The versatile Addo is able to enjoying upfront, however Djurgården girls’s sporting director Jean Balawo has defined that he intends to make use of her within the midfield.

Balawo stated: “This would be the final piece of the puzzle for us. We knew fairly early on that we would wish an additional choice in midfield. Now, we [have supplemented the midfield] with Elizabeth Addo, who will contribute with a lot management, ball abilities 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 proceed with that in Djurgården as effectively.”

After starting her profession in Ghana as a teen with Tesano Girls FC, Addo moved on to Athleta Girls 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 quick stint with the Western Sydney Wanderers within the 2018/19 W-League season, Addo moved to Jiangsu Suning in April 2019. She gained the Chinese language Girls’s Tremendous League, Girls’s FA Cup, FA Event, and the Girls’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 Girls 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 an important second within the historical past of girls’s soccer in her nation, with Addo captaining the crew 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 might help them keep away from one other relegation battle.



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