Elizabeth Addo, a Ghanaian international, has expressed her eagerness to get started at Swedish club Djurgrden, revealing that compatriot Portia Boakye persuaded her to join the club.
Addo had signed a one-year contract with North Carolina Courage in January after parting ways with Apollon Limassol, but he left the American club to join Djurgrden.
The Black Queens captain signed a six-month contract with the option of a one-year extension at the Tele2 Arena.
After being under quarantine for the past two weeks, she has yet to play in a competitive game for the team.
The 27-year-old forward is overjoyed to be out of her isolation and is looking forward to playing in Sunday’s derby against AIK.“It was because of the Covid situation that it took so long.
It took almost two weeks to complete. But, regardless, I’m here right now, the new signing tells Sportbladet, after his second training session with the team,” she said.“From Djurgrd’s viewpoint, the timing could not have been better.”
The midfielder, who also serves as the captain of Ghana’s national team, arrives just in time for the season’s first derby.
On Sunday, AIK will play at Stockholm Stadium.When asked if she’s ready for the derby, Addo replied, “Yes, I’m ready.”“A derby is always a big deal. We all want to win, especially in a derby. What we care about is winning the game.”
She’s been incredible. It was very beneficial to me. Other than that, there isn’t anything to say,” Addo said of Portia Boakye, with whom she shares the Ghana women’s national team.
“She spoke highly of the squad. Things are looking up.”“It’s a fantastic group of people. That she thrives here and that the vibes are really positive. You might tell she persuaded me, haha.”