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How Nigeria’s Osinachi Ohale left club before Real Madrid takeover

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Super Falcons defender, Osinachi Ohale will not be a part of history in Spanish female football following Real Madrid’s takeover of Madrid-based Club Deportivo Tacon.

Ohale last month announced on Instagram she will be leaving the club at the end of her contract, which expired at the end of June. She will not be part of the squad to represent the Real Madrid female team.

She is yet to announce her next destination after the expiration of her contract in Madrid.

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Hola a todas. Ha llegado el momento de anunciar que dejaré el CD Tacon a la finalización de mi contrato, este mes de junio. Me gustaría agradecer a todas las personas en el club y especialmente a los aficionados por todo el apoyo y amor recibido durante esta temporada. Ha sido increíble. A mis seguidores, les haré saber muy pronto mi próximo destino. ❤💪🏽🔥 Hi everyone. It is time to announce that I will be leaving CD Tacon when my contract expires at the end of the month and a new chapter is about to begin. I would like to say thanks to everyone at the club and to the fans for all the support and love you have given me this year. It has been amazing. As for my followers, I will let you know my next step in the very near future. ❤💪🏽🔥

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Real Madrid were one of the only major football clubs in Europe without a women’s team. That status has changed following Florentino Perez, Real Madrid President’s official announcement yesterday.

Real Madrid said in a statement released on the club’s official channel, Perez the club wanted to “contribute to the sport’s development and growth.”

“The time has come to build a team that you will all be very proud of.”

Los Blancos completed a £271,000 buyout of Madrid-based club Tacon, which has now been officially renamed Real Madrid Femenino.

CD Tacon was founded on 12 September 2014. The team finished last season in 10th place and will be playing their home games at the 2,000 capacity Ciudad Real Madrid stadium.

The official statement on the club’s website further stated: “Real Madrid will play the women’s football competitions from the 2020/21 season, with Real Madrid City as the venue for the team’s matches and training sessions.

“Our women’s football section will be made up of the senior and under-16s to under-19s teams. A youth structure that will allow us to remain faithful to our philosophy of identifying, training and developing young talent. Our teams will also play their respective competitions from the 2020/21 season.

“Real Madrid are looking forward to this new challenge with a commitment to promoting women’s football and contributing to its development and growth in our society.”

The Super Falcons defender joined CD Tacon now Real Madrid Femenino on September 11, 2019, from Vaxjo DFF, playing her first game in a 3-0 victory over Sporting de Huelva.

She began her career in Nigeria with domestic powerhouse Rivers Angels before moving to Delta Queens. She has played in the USA for Houston Dash, Växjö DFF and Vittsjö GIK.

Osinachi Ohale was a member of the Nigeria squads to 2011, 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cups, and has won four Africa Women Cup of Nations titles with the Super Falcons.

The 28-year-old Osinachi has fellow Bristish-Nigerian striker Chioma Ubogagu, who joined last summer from Arsenal Ladies, both now on the books of Real Madrid.

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