Spain's Rayo Vallecano Femenino sign Ghana's Okyere

Author: Rosalind K. Amoh
Ghana's Priscilla Okyere lands a deal with Spanish side, Rayo Vallecano Femenino
Ghana's Priscilla Okyere lands a deal with Spanish side, Rayo Vallecano Femenino

Ghana midfielder, Priscilla Okyere has joined Spanish women's football side, the Spanish Liga Iberdrola side, Rayo Vallecano Femenino from Serbia side, Spartak Subotica on a one year deal.

The former Fabulous Ladies and Ampem Darkoa midfielder was announced by Rayo on Wednesday as their seventh signing in the ongoing transfer window ahead of the 2019/20 season.

Having completed all the paper work, Okyere will join her new teammates ahead of their first pre-season trip to Fugen, Austria on July 15.

Aside from Okyere, Jessica Rodríguez, Patricia Larque, Eva Masdeu, Laura Codonal Sladjana Bulatovic and Saray Garcia have also been signed on by the Spanish club as they seek to revamp their squad for this season.

Having helped Ampem Darkoa to win the Ghana National Women's League (GNWL) twice in succession, the Black Queens player moved to Spartak on a year's deal and helped the Serbia side to win the country's Super Liga Zene and also played in the UEFA Women's Champions League play-off.

Priscialla Okyere won the Serbia's Super Liga Zene title with Spartak in 2017

She played in five matches and scored a goal during the Champions League campaign.

A captain of the 2012 Ghana Under-17 women's team, the Black Maidens that won bronze at the tournament at the Azerbaijan tournament, Okyere also helped the Black Queens to win gold at the maiden West Africa Football Union (WAFU) tournament in Abidjan in 2018.

The midfielder also previously led the Black maidens to win bronze at the 2012 FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup in Azerbaijan.

The 24-year-old midfielder began her career with Fabulous Ladies, where she helped the Kumasi-based side to a NWL second place in 2013 and also won silver in the inaugural Sanford Women's FA Cup in 2016.

Priscilla Okyere was part of the Queens squad for the 2018 WAFU in Abidjan

Priscilla Okyere won the 2018 WAFU Trophy with the Queens

She then moved to Techiman to join the NWL champions in 2016 and has since not looked back as she stepped up her desire to turn pro.

The move to Spain makes her the second Ghanaian to join a Liga Iberdrola side this season. Her Ampem Darkoa teammate, Princella Adubea was the first after joining Sporting de Huelva also on a year's deal.

The Spanish Football Association is keen to raise the standards and interest in the Liga Iberdrola this season and has announced that it will invest 20million and has also announced that matches of the women's league will be telecast alongside the La Liga.