CAF Women’s Champions League star girl finds new home in Norway

 

Ghana’s U20 women national midfielder, Evelyn Badu has joined Norwegian giants, Avaldsnes IL on a two-and-a-half year deal.

The 19-year-old captain of the Black Princesses completed the move from 2020/2021 Ghana Women Premier League champions, Hasaacas Ladies.

Evelyn Badu was instrumental in helping the “Doooo Ladies” claim silver in the maiden edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League in Egypt, where she won the Best Player of the Tournament and Golden Boot with five goals.

Avaldsnes new manager, John Arne Riise, speaking on the signing, says they have snapped up one of Africa’s most promising young strikers ahead of the 2022 Toppserien season which starts in May.

“Evelyn is an offensively exciting player with good basic skills. She has a good eye, is a finisher, and will hopefully give us a lot of joy on the field. But it is important to give her time for everything new she wants to experience here in Norway, not just a new country and new culture, but not least another football culture,” he said.

“Despite that, we are betting that Evelyn will be a good addition to our team in 2022.”

Badu over the weekend captained the Black Princesses to beat Zambia 1-0 to progress to the fourth round of the African qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.

Her teammate, Perpetual Agyekum also joins her in signing a similar two-and-a-half year contract at Avaldsnes IL until 2024.

The duo helped Hasaacas Ladies FC to win the Women’s Premier League, Women’s FA Cup, Women’s Premier League Super Cup, First Lady’s Cup in Ghana. At the international level, they won the WAFU Zone B Championship and finished as runners-up in the CAF Women’s Champions League.

 

  

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