Rita Chikwelu scores in Kristianstad's loss to Faith Ikidi's Pitea

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The 29-year-old midfielder was on target, but her effort failed to see her Damallsvenskan side escape defeat at the hands of their hosts

Nigeria international Rita Chikwelu was on the scoresheet for Kristianstad in their 2-1 defeat to Pitea at the LF Arena on Sunday.

The Super Falcons skipper, who combined well with her midfield partner and compatriot Ogonna Chukwudi, gave the visitors the lead in the 13th minute.

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In the 75th minute, Josefin Johansson levelled matters for fellow country-woman Faith Ikidi's side before Madelen Janogy pulled through seven minutes later to net the winner.

Chikwelu has now scored two goals in 14 games since joining Elisabet Gunnardottir's ladies from rivals Umea this season.

The defeat, which is the third in a row leaves Kristianstad in eighth position on the log with 15 points, and they will host Orebro in their next league encounter on Saturday.

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