Super Falcons goalkeeper leaves Rivers Angels for Osun Babes


After ignoring interests from top women clubs, Super Falcons goalkeeper, Christy Ohiaeriaku has completed her return to Osun Babes FC ahead of the upcoming Nigerian Women Premier League (NWPL) season.

Ohiaeriaku, 18, left the league champions Rivers Angels to rejoin the Omoluabi Queens after signing a one-year contract with the Oshogbo based club.

The Technical Adviser of the club, Kehinde Johnson insisted that the club’s decision to bring back the player back was not clouded by sentiment, but what the player can give to the club.

“We know Christy very well and we know what she can do as a goalkeeper; I know when she gets back this weekend, she won’t be judged by history of what she has done for the club in the previous years,” Kehinde said.

“But she will be coming with a mentality to make more record, and we are ready to help her grow more in her career,” he said.

The African Women Championship winner was instrumental to the team’s glorious 2013/2014 season, was later rewarded with national team call-up to the senior national team, Super Falcons.

She was a member of the Nigeria’s record seventh winning AWC title team at Namibia 2014 and attended the 2015 FIFA World Cup in Canada.

According to her, it was not a difficult decision for her to make returning to Osun Babes due to her great love for the club.

“Everyone knows the special relationship I have with the club (Osun Babes) and it’s just like home for me; It wasn’t easy when I left in 2014. I am not ashamed to say it, I struggled before making the decision to leave for Rivers angels then.”

“When I arrived Rivers Angels, I accepted the challenges, because that’s what makes you stronger. I had great time in Port-Harcourt, and it was indeed a big family.

“I would love to thank all my Port-Harcourt Fans, the technical crew headed by Coach Edwin Okon, and all the players that made my stay a memorable one; I promise to be back in the nearest future. I am a hard-worker, you need to create your own style. When you work hard, you get the reward at the end,” She concluded.