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Cork City Women’s FC are delighted to announce the signing of Irish Senior International goalkeeper Eve Badana.

Canadian born Badana, who qualifies to play for Ireland through her mother, has been capped three times at senior level for Ireland and has most recently played for Drexel University in the USA, where she was team captain for the past three seasons.

Badana was selected in the Canadian Under 17 team for the 2010 World Cup and also holds a number of records at her high school, she has been named in Irish senior squads for European Championship qualifiers as well as the Algarve Cup, Cyprus Cup and a number of international friendlies.

 At the announcement of her signing Badana expressed her delight to be signing for the Leesider’s.

 “I am delighted to be here at Cork City. The entire operation, the team, the management and coaches have been so welcoming. I am very much looking forward to being part of this squad.

 “So far I have really enjoyed the training and I am eager to make an impact in how we prepare for the rest of the season. I am still getting acquainted with the team but I am confident that I will adjust to the style of the club,” said the 23-year-old.

 City travel to Kilkenny United on Wednesday evening with both teams looking to pick up their first win in the Continental Tyres Women’s National League this season and Badana is hoping to help her new club get some valuable League points over the remainder of the season.

 “For the remainder of the Continental Tyres WNL season I would like to help the club secure some crucial points. The level of play is good and I would like to contribute to the clubs’ success in any way I can,” she added.

 City manager Frank Kelleher feels that Badana’s experience can be a huge help to the club.

 “We are delighted to sign Eve. She has played international football at under age level for Canada and more recently at senior level for the Republic of Ireland, so she brings great experience to the club and will be a great addition to Cork City Women’s in the coming seasons,” said Kelleher.

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