UCL reason I joined Turkish champions – Ogbonna


Super Falcons defender Glory Ogbonna says she joined Turkish women’s league champions, ALG Spor Kulubu so she could play in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, Europe’s top club football tournament for women.

The 23-year-old, who signed a one-year deal with ALG on Wednesday, said she turned down the chance to renew her contract with Spanish club Santa Teresa, as well as other offers before to put pen on paper for the Turkish champions.

“I have always been desirous to play in the Champions League, and as such, I couldn’t resist the offer from ALG after rejecting several others across Europe,” former Edo Queens defender Ogbonna was quoted as saying the News Agency of Nigeria.

“I want to make history with this club and I am happy to be here. I am feeling at home already with the warm reception I got when I came in.

“Santa Teresa was good for me, but I needed a fresh start, so, I had to reject their offer,” she added.

The defender featured for the Falcons at last month’s Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco, where the nine-time champions finished in fourth place.