By Favour Itua
Super Falcons defender Glory Ogbonna and Umeå IK have parted ways by mutual consent, the club has announced.
Ogbonna joined Umeå IK on a two-year deal last summer, at the end of her stint with Nigeria Women Football League side Edo Queens.
The 22-year-old Defender played a crucial role in helping Umeå IK soar to the summit of the Elitettan and gain promotion to the top flight (Damallsvenskan) this season with two women of the match awards.
According to the African Women Cup of Nations winner, the reason for breaking her contract is based on weather conditions.
“It is with sadness in my heart that my stay at a reputable club like Umeå IK will come to an end soon. Umeå IK welcomed me, they gave me a home, the coaches, management, players made life easy for me and I will forever be grateful. After considering the weather at this time, it will be hazardous to remain here due to the weather. I want to thank the Club for understanding my decision although it is a difficult one to make. Umeå IK will forever remain in my heart as you gave me my first experience playing club football outside Nigeria. To my players, fans, thanks for everything, the wonderful memories will forever be in my heart.”
In response, the Swedish-based club thanked Glory Ogbonna for giving her all to the club and will miss her.
“Umeå IK FF thinks it is very sad that a skilled character player like Glory Ogbonna is forced to leave the club prematurely, but of course we respect her wishes, It will be very interesting to follow Glory’s further development and we are convinced that it will turn out very well for her. We would like to say a big and warm thank you to Glory for her time in the club and wish her all the best in her continued career”, the club announced.