The captain of Ghana’s national women’s football team Elizabeth Addo joined United States’ National Women Soccer League (NWSL) side North Carolina Courage from Cypriot side Apollon Limassol on a one-year contract with the option of an additional year.
North Carolina Courage head coach Paul Riley welcomed the signing of Addo whom he described as a “skillful” and “clever” player who possesses game-changing ability.
“Her good soccer mind and fabulous feet make her a handful for opponents. She will revel in the challenges of our training environment and the fans will have another individual talent to admire,” Riley said.
Ryan also noted Addo’s previous experience in the league will be an added advantage as it will help her adapt to the team’s style of play.
Addo had featured for the OL Reign (formerly known as Seattle Reign) during the 2018 season.
Prior to joining Limassol, the 27-year-old had a successful stint with Chinese Women’s Super League champions Jiangsu Suning where she won three titles. She had also signed for former NWSL side Boston Breakers before the club was wound up.
The midfielder has made 36 appearances and 17 goals for the national team, also known as the Black Queens.