STATESBORO, Ga. – South Georgia Tormenta FC has announced Nigeria international midfielder Celine Ottah to its 2023 USL W League title-defending roster, pending league and federation approval. The Nigerian midfielder comes to Tormenta FC after playing her freshman season with Polk State University.
“Celine is a technical, dynamic midfielder who can play higher up in the team as an attacking midfielder or sit deeper and play the pivot in a defensive midfield role. Ottah has also earned caps with the full Nigerian national team, and that experience will be valuable as we look to strengthen our midfield this season. I look forward to watching her dictate and create the game in our possession based style. She will be exciting to watch and prove difficult to deal with. She is an excellent addition to our team.”Jim Robbins, Tormenta FC Midfielder
In her first year with Polk State, Ottah became the third top goal scorer for the NJCAA powerhouse program, ending the year with fifteen goals and fourteen assists, in seventeen games played. Ottah also ranked in the top 15 nationally in points with 44 on the season and received an honorable mention in the All-Region 8 Selections.
A member of the senior Nigeria National Team since 2018, Ottah most recently featured for the Super Eagles after receiving a call up in 2021 to take on the United States in June 16.
In June of 2021, Tormenta FC was named a founding member of the USL W League, an elite pre-professional pathway for women looking to build their careers both on and off the pitch. Tormenta FC won its first-ever USL W League title in 2022 after defeating the Minnesota Aurora in front of 6,500 fans in Eagan, Minnesota.
Tormenta FC provides opportunities to local and national players to develop and start their professional careers in Statesboro, Georgia. In just one year, Tormenta FC’s USL W League team has produced six professional players with Sydney Martinez joining Jenae Packard, Emily Burke, Kelly Giddes, Abigail Wolf and Jodi Medina as the latest player to sign a contract in Europe.
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- Name: Celine Ottach
- Pronunciation: s-uh-l-EE-n Ot-tah
- Position: Attacking Midfielder
- Height: 5’5
- Birthdate: October 26, 2002
- Hometown: Aba, Nigeria
- Citizenship: Nigeria
- Current University: Polk State University
- Instagram: @celineottah
- Twitter: @celineottah