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Halimatu Ayinde

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Place of birth  Nigeria
Name  Halimatu Ayinde
2010–2012  Nigeria U17
Playing position  Midfielder
2015–  Western New York Flash
Height  1.65 m
Years  Team
Role  Footballer

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Full name  Halimatu Ibrahim Ayinde
Date of birth  (1995-05-16) 16 May 1995 (age 20)

Current team  Western New York Flash

Halimatu Ayinde (born 16 May 1995) is a Nigerian international footballer who plays as a midfielder at a club level for FC Minsk, and internationally for the Nigeria women's national football team. She previously played for Western New York Flash in the United States, and Delta Queens in Nigeria.


Halimatu Ayinde Halimatu Ayinde of Nigeria in action during the FIFA U17 Womens

Club career

Halimatu Ayinde was signed by the American team Western New York Flash on 15 June 2015 from the Nigerian domestic team Delta Queens. She made her debut with a start in the 1-0 loss against the Houston Dash; she was substituted in the 79th minute. After spending a season with the team, during which time she made nine appearances, including five in the starting lineups, she was released on 12 May 2016. She had admitted underperforming in her first season with the Flash, but felt that she had improved in the 2016 preseason, scoring against the a team put forward by the University of Vermont. At the time this had an impact on her selection for the Nigeria women's national football team, with Ayinde not being selected for a match against Senegal.

She subsequently joined FC Minsk of the Belarusian Premier League later that year, making her debut in the 3-0 victory over Bobruichanka Bobruisk on 2 September. She was one of three Minsk players to score in the match, and went on to appear for the team in their UEFA Women's Champions League games. Her form continued in her first few games, scoring the only goal in an away match against Nadezhda SDJuShOR-7 Mogilev on her third match for Minsk.

International career

She was part of the Nigeria national team at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and the winning squad at the 2014 African Women's Championship.


  • U-20 Women's World Cup (Runners-up): 2014
  • African Women's Championship (2): 2014, 2016
  • References

    Halimatu Ayinde Wikipedia