By Johnny Edward: Super Falcons defender Onome Ebi has joined Chinese second division side Henan Huishang FC, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
She last featured for FC Minsk in the Belarusian Premier League.
According to a statement made available by Ebi’s management team, Temple Management Company, the 34-year-old is delighted to be back playing football again 15 months after fracturing her hand.
“Thank to God almighty for making this possible. I’m back in football again and to say I am super excited is to put what I am feeling mildly. I want to thank everyone who has been with me on my journey to recovery and has helped to make this possible.
“I want to single out my management team for being a strong support system and making sure this transition was very smooth,” Ebi was quoted in the media statement made available to CSN.
“I can’t wait to play football again for my club and country. I have survived one of the biggest challenges of my career and I am in a happy place to once again do what I love best.”
Ebi becomes the second Super Falcons star to be plying her trade in China after Asisat Oshoala.
Ebi was part of the Super Falcons team that won the African Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon where she fractured her hand.