POSTED: Tuesday March 8th 2011
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Women's Soccer: FC Indiana Signs Three African Starlets
FIFA U20 Women's World Cup stars join FC Indiana
Indianapolis, Ind. - FC Indiana has signed three young African players for the upcoming season: Ghana midfielder Elizabeth Cudjoe, South Africa midfielder Jermaine Seoposenwe and Nigeria midfielder midfielder Ebere Orji.
Orji and Cudjoe - both of whom are just 18-years-old - starred for their respective countries in the 2010 U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup last summer in Germany.
Orji, who helped lead Nigeria to a second places finish after losing to Germany 2-0 in the final, scored in Nigeria’s 1-1 group stage draw with Mexico. Orji was also nominated to the short list of players in contention for the tournament’s Golden Ball, given to the best player of the competition.
"I saw her excel in Germany where she helped Nigeria to second place finish,” FC Indiana Head Coach Shek Borkowski said. “She is a player who at only 18 is member of Nigeria's senior team and demonstrates vast potential."
Cudjoe scored three goals for Ghana at the 2010 U-20 Women’s World Cup, including the team’s only goal in a 1-1 draw with the U.S. to open group play. Borkowski said Cudjoe is a great athlete and he expects her development to continue at FC Indiana.
Meanwhile, the 17-year-old Seoposenwe was South Africa’s standout player in September’s U-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She scored South Africa’s only two goals in the tournament.
"There are some rough edges to her game but her performances and goals at African Women's Championships demonstrate her great individual abilities," Borkowski said.
The tree players join FC Indiana just one week after Ghanaian star midfielder Adjoa Bayor committed to joining the club.
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Name: Liz Alvarez
Organization: FC Indiana
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