Western New York Flash Snap Up Nigeria Midfielder Ayinde

THE Super Falcons midfielder has being captured by the American women elite club due to her impressive displays at the World Cup
The Western New York Flash have confirmed the signing of Super Falcons midfielder Halimatu Ayinde from Delta Queens for an undisclosed fee, pending the receipt of her P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
The former Delta Queens midfielder is one of the few bright prospects emerging from the Nigerian Women Premier League and made Nigeria roaster for the Women’s World Cup after her delightful performance with the Falconets at the 2014 Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.
The 20-year-old played in all 180 minutes in the Super Falcons’ preliminary stage matches at the Women’s World Cup including Nigeria’s 1-0 final game loss to the United States of America.
“Ayinde (Halimatu) is going to provide us with some additional international experience, she did very well at the U-20 World Cup for Nigeria,” head coach Aaran Lines told the club website.
“She’s come in and started every game so far in the World Cup for Nigeria who, again, I feel have surprised in one of the most difficult groups.
“Ayinde is technically very sound; a good passer of the ball. As an offensive midfielder, she has the ability to engage into the attack and give us a really good option down the spine of our team.
“I think she’s going to add a real bit of quality to our roster. We’re excited to have her,” he concluded.
With the National Women Super League set to resume on June 20, the American outfit will play against the Houston Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Ayinde is the third Super Falcons player to join the National Women’s Soccer League in 2015 after her Nigerian teammates forward Francisca Ordega and Josephine Chukwunonye were snapped up by Washington Spirit.