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Nigerian striker joins top W-League club Sydney FC

Nigerian star Francisca Ordega Source: SBS

Sydney FC will be looking to clinch the W-League's minor premiership on Sunday. Key to the Sky Blues' success this season has been Nigerian star Francisca Ordega. The 23 year-old reveals the challenges she's overcome to be the first African to play in the competition. Adrian Arciuli has her story.

Scoring goals is what Francisca Ordega does for a living.

Growing up in Nigeria, it's not what her family wanted or expected her to do.

But her performances at the Under-17 World Cup in 2010, and two years later at the Under-20 World Cup, changed the opinions of her family.

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