By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Super Falcons of Nigeria forward, Macleans Chinonyerem has completed her switch from Polish Ekstraliga side, Leczna to Russia league Champions, Lokomotiv Moscow.
The former Bobruichanka player joined the Russian Supreme Division Women’s side after a successful 2021/2022 season with Leczna where she guided her side to a second-placed finish behind Champions, UKS SMS Lodz.
She scored 20 goals for Leczna during the 2021/2022 Polish Ekstraliga Women’s season to emerge as the top goal scorer in the league.
“I am happy and glad to complete this move to Lokomotiv Moscow after what I was able to achieve with Leczna last season, winning the top goal scorer and also helping my former side improve from their previous third to second position.
“The focus now is to help my new team, Lokomotiv Moscow retains the title they won last season with more goals and assists for the team which is achievable with hard work and team cohesion.” Macleans Chinonyerem told www.kick442.com after her transfer.
The former Bayelsa Queens player has played for Belarusian Vysshaya Liga Women’s side, Bobruichanka and Polish outfit, Stomilanki before joining Lezcna.
Macleans Chinonyerem represented Super Falcons of Nigeria at the 2022 TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON 2022) where the team finished in fourth position and qualified for Australia/New Zealand 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
She joined CSKA Moscow’s Francisca Ordega as the second Nigerian player playing for a Russian Supreme Division Women side in the ongoing 2023 league season.
Lokomotiv Moscow is the current Russian Supreme Division Women league holder after clinching the 2021 title ahead of CSKA Moscow but the team didn’t participate in the season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) due to the ban on Russia from international football.
The team currently occupies the second position with 40 points, three points behind Zenit after 17 league games.
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