Juventus Ladies Football club has completed the signing of 22-year-old Netherlands-born Nigeria international Jennifer Echegini who signed a two years deal.
Before joining Juventus, the award-winning Super Falcons forward scored 27 goals in 44 matches for Florida State soccer side Seminoles under two seasons.
The club in a statement on its official website confirmed that Echegini will wear the No 26 shirt.
Echegini was a key player for the Florida State Seminoles, with whom she played the last few seasons, gaining everyone’s attention thanks to her talent and also earning the call up to the Nigeria senior national team, with whom she played in the last World Cup.
The club wrote on its website,
“Midfielder, born in 2001, she was born in England, plays for the Nigeria national team and arrives in black and white from the United States, precisely from Florida.
“This is the identikit of Jennifer “Joe” Echegini, new Juventus Women player. She will wear the number 26 shirt.
“There are numbers and awards to testify to what has been done in the United States.
Let’s start with the most recent: he is among the finalists of the MAC Hermann, the most prestigious award in US university football.
” In December, however, she obtained another highly valuable recognition, winning the Honda Sport Award for women’s football.
She was then the MVP of the ACC Tournament, “ACC Offensive Player of the Year” and named to the “United Soccer Coaches First Team All-American”. And the list could continue to grow.
“She closed 2023 with 16 goals, the eighth best result ever in the history of her university and was the first among the ranks of the Florida State Seminoles to reach double figures in goals for multiple seasons in a row since Deyna Castellanos, now number 10 of Manchester City.
” A constant growth, which she will continue in black and white, with the desire to pursue and achieve the great objectives that Juventus Women have set their sights on.
” Joe will be able to take part in official activities after obtaining the transfer. Welcome!”