Super Falcons Captain, Onome Ebi has officially been announced as a player of Nigeria Women Football League Premiership club, Naija Ratels FC of Abuja, platinumnewsng.com is reporting.
The 40-year-old defender who was unveiled on Saturday by her new team boasts of a very beautiful CV having plied her trade in Europe, Asia and the Americas before coming back to Nigeria.
Ebi who was rumoured to have previously joined Abia Angels briefly, gave a clear reason why she decided to return home.
“My joining Naija Ratels is beyond playing football.
“It’s about inspiring young upcoming female players from the grassroots to thank and believe that if they dare like I did, they can make history like I did in a climate where a woman have to do twice as much work to achieve success.
“I strongly think my story won’t be complete if I don’t accomplish the goal of giving back to the Nigerian league, which nurtured me to stardom.”
“When I was very younger, I never had the opportunity to see or train with great legends like Florence Omagbemi and others who were my idols back then.
“Today, I’m a legend, making it in life as a footballer in one of the most difficult climates.
“Any girl could possibly hope to play a trade like football. I believe my joining Naija Ratels FC, with very young sets of players, is the best way to share my story of success and inspire female youngsters across Nigeria and Africa.”
Onome Ebi who failed to make the Super Falcons Olympic qualifiers list recently announced by the NFF will be wearing the number 5 jersey for her new team.
PHOTO CREDIT: FAJ Sports