Super Falcons Striker Ifeoma Onumonu Signs New 3-year Contract With Gotham FC
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By Amaechi Agbo
Super Falcons striker, Ifeoma Onumonu has signed a new three-year contract with her club, Gotham Football Coub. The new contract entails that the striker will remain with the USA club through the 2025 National Women’s Soccer League, NWSL season
Gotham FC announced the new contract on Tuesday
Since her acquisition in a trade with OL Reign in January, 2020, Onumonu has made 61 match appearances with Gotham FC during the regular season, Fall Series and Challenge Cup tournament combined, and has scored 14 goals and added nine assists. Onumonu was the eighth overall draft pick by the Boston Breakers in the 2017 NWSL Draft.
And the striker could not hide her excitement over the new deal.
“I’m really excited to sign on long-term with Gotham FC!” said Onumonu.
“It’s been a journey already with this club and I’m looking forward to many more years competing to be the best team in the NWSL. The club and community around me has truly made me feel valued as a player.
“Although this past year has been a difficult one, the fans never left our side. I’m happy to be fighting for this club and excited about what we’ll be able to accomplish together.”
The 28-year-old Onumonu is also a member of the Nigeria National Team, the Super Falcons that came 4th at the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, WAFCON in Morocco.
Her first call-up for the team was in June 2021, ahead of three international friendlies as part of U.S. Soccer’s Summer Series. This year, Onumonu was a key player for her national team in the Women’s African Cup of Nations. Previously, she played for the U23 U.S. National Team.
“Ifeoma Onumonu is a dynamic attacking player who provides a constant threat as a playmaker and goal scorer,” said Gotham FC GM and Head of Soccer Operations Yael Averbuch.
“Ify is an essential part of our future vision at Gotham FC, and our club is proud to reach an agreement with her on a long-term contract.”