Cary, NC (January 18, 2021)- The North Carolina Courage have signed Elizabeth Addo to a one-year contract with a one-year option, the team announced today. Addo is the captain of the Ghana Women’s National Team and played for the OL Reign (formerly Seattle Reign) during the 2018 season.
“Elizabeth is skillful, clever, and has the pace to burn,” said NC Courage head coach Paul Riley. “She has game-changing ability and has NWSL experience already which is important for her in adapting to our style of play. Her good soccer mind and fabulous feet make her a handful for opponents. She will revel in the challenges of our training environment and the fans will have another individual talent to admire.”
Addo joins the Courage from Apollon Limassol where she was on a short-term contract. Before playing for the Cypriot First Division team, she was a member of the Chinese team Jiangsu Suning, champions of the Chinese Women’s Super League. The forward helped the team win three major titles, scoring five goals and having seven assists in 14 games.
The forward signed a contract with the Boston Breakers after the 2017 NWSL season just before the team folded. She was then selected by the Reign during the 2018 NWSL Expansion Draft. During her season with OL Reign, Addo made 13 appearances, eight of which were starts. She had one assist with the team.
Addo made her first senior appearance with Ghana in 2016 after playing 38 games and scoring 17 goals with the U-20 team. In 2019, she was named the Ghana Women’s Footballer of the Year. During 2020, the Ghana Women’s National Team, captained by Addo, won third place in the Turkish Women’s Cup and defeated Morocco in two international friendlies. She has a total of 36 appearances and 17 goals at the senior level.