World football governing body FIFA and the Nigeria Football Federation have sent birthday greetings to Super Falcons captain Onome Ebi who turns 37 on Friday, Completesports.com reports.
Celebrating Ebi, FIFA wrote on their women’s World Cup Twitter handle: “Happy birthday, @EBIONOME!”
While the NFF wrote: “Happy birthday to @NGSuper_Falcons star and four time Nations’ Cup winner, @EBIONOME.”
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Ebi played for Bayelsa Queens in the
Nigerian women’s league before moving to Piteå IF and Djurgårdens IF in Sweden.
Ebi then played for Turkish sides Düvenciler Lisesispor and Ataşehir Belediyespor at the
On August 2012, she made her Champions League debut while playing for Ataşehir Belediyespor.
She returned to the Swedish Damallsvenskan in 2013 to play for Sunnanå SK before going to Belarus to join FC Minsk in the
Belarusian Premier League.
While there, she was a member of the team that won the Belarusian Premier League, the Belarusian Women’s Cup and the Belarusian Women’s Super Cup twice.
On 6 July 2019, she became the first African Footballer to play in five FIFA World Cup Tournaments, taking part in the 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015, 2019 editions.
Also she was a member of the Nigerian squad in the 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 editions of the African Women’s Championship, winning the tournament four times 2010, 2014, 2016 and
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