The 27-year-old has accomplished her return to the Swedish Damallsvenskan following her teaming up with Pierre Fondin’s facet
Djurgardens have introduced the signing of Ghana worldwide Elizabeth Addo, on a six-month deal, with an choice of a one-year extension.
The 27-year-old had joined North Carolina Braveness on a one-year deal in January, after parting methods with Apollon Limassol however the American outfit has now confirmed the exit of the Black Queens star.
“Elizabeth Addo was granted her request to mutually terminate her contract so she may pursue an abroad alternative,” NC Braveness introduced on their membership web site.
Earlier than initially heading to america in 2018, the midfielder loved a spell at Swedish outfit Kvarnsvedens, the place she starred by scoring seven targets in 29 appearances.
In a deadline switch signing, Djurgardens sports activities director Jean Balawo defined the motive behind the acquisition of the Ghanaian star earlier than the season’s opener in opposition to Orebro on April 7.
“This would be the final piece of the puzzle for us. We knew fairly early on that we would want an additional choice in midfield,” Balawo instructed the membership web site.
“Now we complement with Elizabeth Addo who will contribute with a lot management, ball abilities and drive.
“A participant who is nice each backwards and forwards, in some golf equipment she has been used as a ahead however in Djurgarden she’s going to primarily be utilized in all three central positions in midfield, ie. as a 6, 8 or 10.
“Final time she was in Sweden, she was one of many gamers who produced probably the most assists and I hope she will proceed with that in Djurgarden as nicely.”
Having accomplished her signing, the Ghanaian admits she is wanting ahead to uniting along with her new teammates on her return to Sweden for the primary time since 2017 after the Kvarnsveden spell.
“It feels excellent to have the ability to come to Djurgarden,” she said. “This isn’t the primary time I come to Sweden as a result of I’ve performed for Kvarnsveden earlier than and it’s enjoyable to come back again.
“Sweden is a pleasant nation with good folks so I’m comfortable to come back right here once more and play for Djurgarden. I’m able to work exhausting and assist us attain as excessive as attainable on the desk.
“I do know that Djurgarden is an effective crew and once I performed in Kvarnsveden, we met after which it was robust resistance.
“In any other case, I’ve not had time to learn a lot concerning the affiliation but, however I often study shortly.”
Forward of teaming up with compatriot Portia Boakye at Djurgardens, she is worked up concerning the prospect and likewise her potential contributions to the success of her new crew.
“Portia is my teammate within the Ghanaian nationwide crew and it is going to be enjoyable to play along with her,” she continued.
“Now we have performed many worldwide matches collectively and know one another very nicely. I can deal with many alternative positions and play the place the coach thinks I must be.
“It may be as a inventive drive within the offensive, central or on the sting as an outsider, or I drop down on the defensive midfield and assist there. Whether or not it is in a task like 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 doesn’t matter a lot, I thrive all over the place on the pitch.”
On how quickly she’s going to be part of Pierre Fondin’s facet, she is hopeful of shifting to Sweden from her present base within the USA.
“Contemplating the covid scenario, there could also be delays earlier than I might be in place,” she ethused.
“However after all I hope it goes as quick as attainable and we goal for me to land subsequent week. I am actually wanting ahead to getting began, Elizabeth concludes.”
Her arrival swells the variety of Africans on the books of the Swedish membership to a few, after compatriot Boakye and South Africa’s Linda Molthalo.