Ode to Fulutudilu: Banyan Banyan striker joins compatriot Janine Van Wyk in Glasgow City

The South African teamed up with her compatriot in Scotland, after a breakthrough season with Aland United

Scottish champions Glasgow City have completed the signing of South African striker Ode Fulutudilu, on a one-year contract.

Glasgow-based clothing has secured Banyan star Banyan as a free agent after successfully seeing her one-year contract with new Finnish champions Aland United this November.

The 30-year-old arrived at Wiklof Holding Arena in January 2020 and was in breathtaking form, scoring seven goals in 15 trips to help Aland United complete a historic home double.

The latest striker in Scotland continues her impressive stay in her professional career in Europe, starting with ONS in 2018, before the historic move to Spain, where she played for Malaga.

She also became the fifth signing in this transfer window for coach Scott Booth after catching Niamh Farrelly, Priscilla Chinchilla Arne Asgrimsdottir and Julia Molin.

Confirming the head coach of her acquisition, Booth admits she is happy to have signed the South African international team, while praising her quality.

“Ode is a player who has an incredible ability to stretch the opposition,” she told the club’s official website.

“Her pace gives teams a big headache and she’s hungry for scoring goals.

“Ultimately, she brings experience, fantastic work ethic, modesty and a huge climax. I’m very pleased with how the team is shaping up.”

Commenting on her transfer, Fulutudilu revealed her enthusiasm for the move and shared a desire to hit the ground.

“I’m really excited about this opportunity to join a club like Glasgow City,” she said.

“I look forward to playing my part in contributing to the future of the club and giving my best for the future success of the club.”

The signing of Fulutudilu explains Booth’s desire to defend the Scottish title and secure a place in next year’s Champions League.

After signing, Fulutudilu will become the second South African in the Scottish club after veteran defender Janine Van Wyk.

The South African will hope for a good start to her life in Scotland if she makes her debut against third-placed Celtic on January 17, 2021.

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