Southeastern University alumna, Uchenna Kanu has secured her first professional contract with Sevilla FC Femenino
Uchenna Kanu is one of the most decorated goal-scorers in the history of collegiate soccer. The 22-year-old was the NAIA Women’s Player of the Year in 2019. Kanu’s record-breaking year in the United States lead with 157 goals and 366 points.
Kanu was also the top scorer when Nigeria won 2019 Wafu Women’s Cup and starred at the 2019 Women’s World Cup as the country reached the Round of 16 for the first time since 1999.
“We are extremely proud of Uchenna,” shared SEU head coach Randy Belli. “Not only due to her signing a professional contract, but also her academic achievements and spiritual growth.”
Sevilla FC competes in the Primera División de la Liga de Fútbol Femenino, which is the highest level of league competition for women’s football in Spain.
“Uchenna has worked extremely hard, yet gives all the glory to God,” added Coach Belli.
At the time of Kanu’s signing, Sevilla FC is in 11th place in the Primera Division, four spots clear of the relegation zone. Kanu’s first possible appearance could come in Sevilla’s next match against first-place Barcelona FC on Saturday at 6 a.m. EST.
A huge congratulations to our very own, Uchenna Kanu, for signing with @SevillaFC_Fem! We’re so proud of you and excited for all that God has in store for you! #TeamUchennaKanu #FeelTheHeat @FireAthletics | @SEUFireWSoccer | @Ucheofficial30 https://t.co/23GjZySjbT
— Southeastern (@seuniversity) January 28, 2020