As their culture of recognizing footballers per excellence, International Federation of Association Football have sent salute to Super Falcons maestro for marking another year.
Asaba-born Rita Chikwelu clock 33 on Saturday with the Nigeria Football Federation and FIFA showing some genuine love through social media platforms.
"@Ritachikwelu has shone for the @NGSuper_Falcons at multiple editions of the #FIFAWWC and is helping @MadridCFF challenge for a @UWCL place. We hope the tricky forward has a great birthday"
The playmaker is a professional football player who despite her age is playing for Spanish club Madrid Club de Fútbol Femenino (Madrid CFF). She previously played for Umeå IK and Kristianstads DFF.
She has also been a member of the Nigeria women's national football team for many years courtesy of the iconic number 10 jersey.
She has won the Africa Women's Championship, played at the FIFA Women's World Cup and was also a member of the Nigerian Olympic team which participated in the 2008 Summer Olympics in China.
Content created and supplied by: OlamideSundayOyetunji (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More