Sydney FC added to their attack with the signing of two time World Cup representative Francisca Ordega for the remainder of the W-League 2016/17 season.

Ordega joins Sydney from NWSL side Washington Spirit and will become the first African player to line up in the W-League in its 9 year history.

“I’m really pleased to be signing with a club of Sydney FC’s stature,” she said.

“I’ve heard great things about Sydney FC and the Westfield W-League and I’m really excited to be in Australia for the first time.

“I’ve played against the Matildas and I know the quality of players Australia produce. I know it’s going to be a challenge playing in the Westfield W-League but it’s one I’m looking forward to.”

Ordega arrived in Sydney earlier this week after winning a third Africa women’s Cup of Nations title, in front of 40,000 fans in Cameroon earlier this month.  The experienced 26 year old is Sydney FC coach Dan Barrett's first international signing of Season 9.

“Francisca is an exciting player who is going to bring a lot of attacking flair and speed to our team,” he said.

“She’s a player who’s got that cutting edge and is the finishing touch to what is already a fantastic attacking squad.

Capped 26 times for the Super Falcons, Ordega will train on Thursday night and may be included in Sydney's match with traditional rival Brisbane Roar on Friday.

“She’s gives us another dimension up top, she likes to get in behind the back four and is an attacking weapon who brings something different to the squad.  She will give us a huge lift as we head into the business end of the season."

Sydney FC take on Brisbane Roar at home at Lambert Park, Leichhardt on Friday 23 December (kick off 7:30pm). Use your Membership for entry or get your tickets at the gate and be there to support your Sky Blues.