Nigerian teenager Okene makes Primera Iberdrola debut in Levante’s win over Tenerife

The 19-year-old came off the bench to play her first Spanish Primera Iberdrola top game for the Granotas

Andrea Okene made her Primer Iberdrola debut in Levante’s 2-0 win against Tenerife in Saturday’s game at the Estadio La Palmera.

The teenager – a product of the Levante Academy – got her first appearance for María Pry’s ladies after replacing Macedonian star Natasa Andonova.

What a breakthrough!

After a long wait, striker Andrea Okene, who was born in Spain and Nigeria, finally made her first @ PrimerIberdrola debut for @LUDfemenino in her 2-0 win at @UDGTenerife 👏 #UDGLEV

– Samuel Ahmadu🇳🇬 (@ sam4wigan), April 24, 2021

Before her very first senior action, Okene was represented on the first team bench nine times, including in the 2021 Supercoppa final against Atletico Madrid.

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After two consecutive games without a win, Pry’s side went to the bidders of the Champions League in Tenerife with the great hope of returning to winning ways and performing well to achieve a clinical triumph.

Esther Gonzalez’s brace thanks to assists from Alba Redondo and Claudia Zornoza ensured Levante got back on track and approached the Champions League for the first time since 2009.

When they won, Levante opened a gap of four points in second place on the Iberdrola table with 58 points after 27 games.

Okene was born in Valencia to a Spanish mother and can represent Nigeria at U20 and senior level through her Nigerian father.

The 19-year-old has been part of the Levante youth team since 2013 and shone with Team B in Reto Iberdrola, Spain, scoring eight goals in 12 games this season.

After her arch in the senior team, she will hope to see more first-team action in the upcoming games as Levante will host Toni Paynes Sevilla in her next Spanish league game on May 5th.

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