The Spanish supervisor admitted he could not be prouder of the Nigerian midfielder and relishes the chance to work with the her
Madrid CFF coach Oscar Fernandez has hailed Rita Chikwelu for her industrious contribution to the Spanish staff this season.
After virtually a decade in Sweden, Chikwelu joined the Spanish outfit from Damallsvenskan aspect Kristianstads on an preliminary six-month contract earlier than signing a one-year extension final summer season.
The Nigerian, who turned 33 on March 6, has scored 5 objectives in 25 league outings for the Spanish capital-based outfit since her arrival in Spain in January 2020.
This season, the Tremendous Falcons star has scored as soon as in 18 appearances thus far, along with her solely purpose coming in opposition to Actual Betis and has continued to characteristic prominently within the staff’s present marketing campaign.
“Rita is likely one of the most essential gamers within the squad, each on and off the sector,” Fernandez instructed Purpose.
“She is a really skilled and hard-working participant, however above all, she is an excellent particular person and could be very popular with all of the gamers and the teaching workers.
“It’s a privilege to work along with her on daily basis.”
On her return from the worldwide break, she had not too long ago starred in Madrid’s1-1 draw with Actual Sociedad, the 1-Zero win over Athletic Bilbao 1-0, and a 2-2 draw in opposition to Logrono.
Throughout the break, Chikwelu returned to the Nigeria fold for the primary time since 2019 and shone brightly because the staff turned the primary African aspect to win the Turkish Girls’s Cup final month.
After 20 video games this season, Madrid are unbeaten in eight consecutive video games, sitting within the fifth place on the Spanish Primera Iberdrola desk, with 41 factors, though with a recreation in hand.
On his aspect’s improbable run of type, Fernandez opened up on the key behind that: “We [Madrid CFF] are on run with 20 out of a potential 24 factors.
“The staff is working very effectively and we’ve got managed to create a united and really aggressive group.
“We have now been working with many gamers for greater than a yr and this makes all the pieces simpler.
“Sports activities tasks take time to begin working, the method is essential and on this final yr we’ve got executed a number of issues proper and now we’re reaping the fruits of that work.”
Fernandez’s aspect are eyeing a Girls’s Champions League ticket this season and will likely be relying on Chikwelu’s expertise to assist the aspect obtain their goals.
Madrid CFF will hope to proceed with their spectacular push for a European place on house soil after they welcome Eibar on Sunday.