How my brother made me love football - Ordega

Ordega: How my brother made me love football

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Super Falcons striker, Francisca Ordega has revealed her love for football came through her elder brother, Samuel Ordega.

Ordega also declared her love for Arsenal while admitting she would love to play for the team in the English Women’s Super League (WSL) in the future.

“Growing up with my football-loving brother [Samuel Ordega], I didn’t watch football or support any team or player then,” Ordega said in a recent Instagram interview.

“He came home one day ranting about ‘Igwe’. It was sometime in 2004, I think it was a game against Leeds United where Henry scored four goals.

The 26-year-old completed a switch to the Chinese Women’s Super League (CWSL) last January and has enjoyed a fantastic debut season for the Shanghai-based outfit.

The Nigeria international has been an avid Arsenal fan and spoke up about her childhood support as well as idolising Thierry Henry and how she’s grown as a striker.

The ex-Washington Spirit star will be hoping to inspire her Chinese side to glory in the new 2020 season despite the coronavirus pandemic, having helped them to second spot last term.

The winger, who previously played in the United States, Russia, Sweden, Australia and Spain, revealed she hopes to join Arsenal in the future, having been a lifelong fan of the English club.

Meanwhile, Ordega has explained why she loves wearing make up for matches.

She is one of the few Super Falcons who usually appeared in full makeup and fancy hairstyle during matches and has been widely criticized for the act by some fans.

It would be recalled that Ordega was involved in a war of word with a fan on social media after he criticized her make Up at the 2019 Women ’s World Cup group stage match against which Norway won which ended in a  3 -0 defeat.

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While speaking with www.brila.net in live Instagram session, Ordega said female footballers usually endured a lot of negative comments from fans and she believes it’s important they look good while doing their job.

It will be recalled in 2016 said she regretted playing for Nigeria following the non-payment of allowances and bonuses from the Nigeria Football Federation. 

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