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I Never Knew My Teammates Love And Cherish Me So Much — Super Falcons Captain, Ebi

I Never Knew My Teammates Love And Cherish Me So Much  — Super Falcons Captain, Ebi

Super Falcons captain Onome Ebi has said she did not know that she is well loved and cherished by her teammates.

Watching messages from her national teammates in behind the scenes footage during her FIFA interview, the 40 year old was moved to tears after hearing the positive comments by the players.

Ebi divulged the information on her Twitter handle along with an accompanying video.

“That priceless moment I watched messages from my teammates. I never knew they all loved & cherished me so much. I never saw it coming. I never knew I inspired my own teammates. They never just said it to me physically. The tears just kept coming for almost 10 mins,” she Tweeted.

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The veteran defender has played for the Super Falcons since 2003 earning 109 caps and netting three goals in the process. She is the only African footballer to participate at six FIFA World Cup tournaments.

Ebi led the Super Falcons to a Round of 16 finish at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup where they lost 4-2 on penalties to England after a 0-0 stalemate on August 7 at Lang Park.

She made two appearances at this year’s tournament co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

Meanwhile, the final of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will take place between England and Spain on Sunday, August 20.


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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 8
  • pompei 10 months ago

    What this woman has achieved in football is unbelievable. I can’t think of any person, male or female, who has played in 6 world cups. Not to mention all the Afcon titles in her cabinet. She is an inspiration, not just to female players, but also to males.

  • Steve O 10 months ago

    Yes Ebi , they sure love and we Nigerians love you too for your great achievement but I think is time for you to start a family and retire from football. I will advise you to start a coaching career, you will make a great coach , you can understudy Waldrun not as a player but as assistant coach , you can combine that with a coaching course for your future !

    • Coache 10 months ago

      Your medulla us working. Great post. I nominate you as a commissioner in your state. She can understudy Waldrum, yep

    • Darlington Uzoetoh 9 months ago

      She’s a family woman already. She’s married

  • If Nigeria had won the penalty shootout against England, I’m sure we would have been in the final of this year’s world cup. So painful.

  • Ako Amadi 10 months ago

    “Nearly cannot kill a bird,” we ofteb said in primary school. When will Nigeria win the World Cup, male or female?

    • Chudynak 10 months ago

      Oga please park well. A team that stretched England with one of the best coaches in the world whether male or female, and had the best of preparations, is indeed a world beater. We just missed a chance to play in the final. In fact, it was the woodwork that saved England. We should encourage this team no matter how bad we feel for not advancing beyond the R16.

      I was highly critical of Randy Waldrum but I can now clearly see what he achieved with shabby preparation. Only if we had good finishers like Spain that would score two goals with two shots on target!

      NFF should not make the mistake of allowing that man to go no matter whose who is at stake. No wonder why he kept hammering that WAFCON is not our birthright and I so agree with him. Having won WAFCON countless times, he saw the need to step out of the continent and take the world by storm and he was almost achieving that if not that NFF did not give him the required support he needed in the lead up to the world cup

      We still have to Olympics to contend for. I will advise that a very good female indigenous coach like Perpetua Nkwocha who was an attacker during her playing days is drafted to work with Waldrum to both find a solution to our blunt attack and to also understudy h with the aim of succeeding him. Female football should be yielded to female coaches!

  • oluwole 10 months ago

    Seems there 2 Olus here. I am one of them. Changing mine to be Olu’wole for accountability sake.

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