Brigitte Omoboudou and Chiamaka Okwuchukuw join Nigeria’s flagbearers in the maiden edition of CAF Women’s Champions League (CAFWCL) tournament, Rivers Angels.
Cameroonian midfielder Omboudou and young forward Okwuchukwu were unveiled to the media at the club’s headquarters in Port Harcourt on Friday.
Rivers Angels only last week secured a spot in the continental finals after reaching the final of the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) UFOA B Championship held in Abidjan, Coted’voire.
Omboudou, 26, is a silver medalist at the All African games in Brazzaville, Congo in 2015 and has previously played for Delta Queens in the Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL) Premiership in the 2017/2018 season.
Okwuchukwu, 16, is Royal Queens’ top striker and had an amazing season with the side before joining Delta Queens on a short-term loan for the NWFL Super 6 in Ijebu-Ode where she scored 4 goals in 5 matches.
We are happy to announce the signing of former Royal Queens top striker, Chiamaka Okwuchukwu and Cameroonian International, Brigitte Omboudou (midfielder) from Amazone FAP FC for the 2021/2022 season. #TheJewelOfRivers pic.twitter.com/wJa3Lhskti— Rivers Angels FC (@Rivers_Angels) August 13, 2021
Rivers Angels General Manager Matilda Otuene says more signings will still follow the duo as they look to reinvigorate the team ahead of November’s tournament.
“We are definitely going to bring in a few more players in the coming days,” she said.
“We want a situation where our bench will be as good as the starting lineup. The current Covid situation in the world could affect your plans if you record positive cases just like we saw in Abidjan and that alone affected some programmes.’
The inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League will hold in Cairo, Egypt later this year.