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‘Why Super Falcons Can Win World Cup’  –Ebi 

‘Why Super Falcons Can Win World Cup’  –Ebi 

Super Falcons skipper Onome Ebi has explained why she believe the Nigerian senior women’s national team can win the FIFA World Cup.

The Falcons are currently in Canada where they are tackling the Olympic champions in a two legged friendly game.

In their first encounter on Saturday in Vancouver, the Canadians won 2-0 thanks to goals from Jessie Fleming and Vanessa Gilles.

Both teams will meet again on Tuesday in the second leg of the doubleheader friendly.

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And Ebi, who was in action in Saturday’s game, posited that more grade A friendlies will take the Falcons far and even go on to emerge world champions.

“I want to thank the NFF for their support all through our invitational tournaments right from Turkey to US and many others and now in Canada,” Ebi said in a video published on the Super Falcons Twitter handle.

“I’d say it’s really helping the team, it’s helping the new players to blend with the old players and it will help us go really far if we keep on doing this.

“I believe they will keep on doing this for us because they promise us we are going to play as many matches and international matches not just Africa just like we are playing Canada. So I think with this kind of competition that they’ve promised us and they are fulfilling their promises it will take us really far.

“And I want to thank them and appreciate them and I will still urge them not to stop because we need more of this and with more of this we will go far. If we have more of this kind of friendlies, I believe there’s nothing God cannot do and I believe in God because I’m a Christian, we can win the World Cup, first, second, third give it to us I’m aiming towards that. 

“By the grace of God if I make my past World Cup, I’m saying my last World Cup because I don’t know what God would do, but in my last World Cup we might go first, second, third and I trust my girls.

“Thank you NFF we appreciate you but don’t stop, keep making us happy and we will make you and ourselves proud.”

Meanwhile, the Falcons will feature at this year’s women’s AFCON billed for Morocco in July.

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  • Abeni ojus 2 years ago

    Good luck SF.

  • The records and pattern of play of the Super bFalcons do not support Ebi’s lofty ambitions of the Super Falcons winning the world cup.

    They currently struggle to best teams ahead of them in the FIFA rankings and they don’t yet impose their will on their opponents.

    “If we have more of this kind of friendlies against Canada, I believe there’s nothing God cannot do; we can win the World Cup,” said Ebi.

    On social media, a body of fans are even questioning 38 year old Ebi’s continued participation in the team.

    For me, it is not just her age but the fact that she is currently clubless. There are far too many younger vivacious indigenous and dual nationality center backs for us to be doting on an unattached soon-to-be pensioner.

    After a whole 5 world cups, Ebi is gunning for a 6th tournament next year by which time she would be 40 years old.

    A flip side to that is that, if she remains fit and sharp, then her inclusion can be somewhat justified by Waldrum’s management team.

    That said, footballers, males or females, should be willing to step aside in a timely manner for younger players having paid their dues.

    Nigeria will be looking to avenge Sunday morning’s loss to Canada when they meet for the concluding part of their duo-friendlies tomorrow morning.

    • Bomboy 2 years ago

      @deo, I am shocked to read that Onome is that old. I hope she is still in the team on merit.

      Thanks for your write up.

  • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

    Good officiating and Total Loyalty can move mountains.

  • Ako AMADI 2 years ago

    Why not first concentrate on winning the African Championships to qualify for the World Cup? Why do our footballers talk a lot of nonsense. Onome Ebi’s mouth is full of soap, and now it is foaming!

  • Onome concentrate on winning AWCON and qualify for the world cup first. African women team have even a longer way to go before thinking of winning world cup from Americas and European women teams.

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