From Canberra United (10/11/22)
Above: Canberra United’s new signing Wu Chengshu in action for China. Photo via: Canberra United.
Canberra United have signed Chinese international Wu Chengshu for the forthcoming A-League Women season – the first Chinese international to play for the club.
Wu, who has appeared for her country in twelve international matches winning the AFC Asian Cup in 2022, has been playing her club football in the Chinese Women’s Super League for Jiangsu Suning Ladies FC.
The signing of Wu, who scored against Japan in the 2022 AFC Asian Cup Semi-Final and played 45 minutes in the Final in midfield, a 3-2 win over the Korea Republic, is a landmark moment for Canberra United.
“We are delighted to announce the signing of Wu Chengshu for Canberra United Football Club,” CEO Chris Gardiner commented.
“Wu Chengshu joining the club will expand the club’s profile into mainland China where we hope to be able to convert some of the estimated 1.4 billion population into die-hard Canberra United supporters!
“The signature of a player of the calibre of Wu Chengshu reflects the club’s intentions for the new season and I am sure she will prove to be a real asset to the club and a particular favourite with our fans.”
“We are extremely excited to welcome Wu Chengshu to the club, and I am looking forward to working with her and helping her integrate into being an important part of our team for the new season,” Head Coach Njegosh Popovich said.
“She is a technically gifted footballer who reads the game really well and has a desire to score goals.
“Her profile is exactly what we are looking for at Canberra United and her experience of the international game will be a welcome addition to the young and talented squad we are assembling.”
Canberra United’s 2022/2023 Liberty A-League season begins on Saturday 19 November with a home match against Perth Glory at McKellar Park.