Onome Ebi: 40-year-old Nigerian defender locks comment section to reveal new club

Onome Ebi has found a new club in the NWFL. (Photo Credit: Imago)

Onome Ebi: 40-year-old Nigerian defender locks comment section to reveal new club

Izuchukwu Akawor 08:32 - 16.09.2023

Super Falcons veteran Onome Ebi had to lock her comment section on social media to avoid backlash from angry fans.

Nigeria international Onome Ebi has finally found a new club, putting an end to her year-long search for a new home. 

But Onome’s announcement came with an unexpected twist as she locked her fans out of the celebration.

The 40-year-old veteran Super Falcons defender, who recently attended the ninth FIFA Women’s World Cup, FIFAWWC, unattached, has joined Nigeria Women’s Football League, NWFL, side Naija Ratels.

Onome reveals new club

Onome’s journey to this point began after her contract with Spanish side Levante Las Planas expired in the summer of 2022. 

Onome is not the most popular in Nigeria at the moment
Onome Ebi featured in a record sixth FIFA World Cup. (Photo Credit: Imago)

Despite her free agent status, she managed to make it to the global showpiece, the FIFAWWC, co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia.

Onome plated two matches, including the shock win against co-hosts, Australia and the round of 16 battle against European champions, England.

Onome joins Naija Ratels
Super Falcons captain Onome Ebi. (Photo Credit: Imago)

However, it took a full year for her to secure a new club, culminating in her signing with Naija Ratels.

In a post on her official X.com account, the experienced defender announced her move to Ratels, saying, “Mama Onome, Naija Ratels.”

Super Falcon locks account

The club reveal, however, was not without its quirks, as Onome seemed to take a swipe at her critics and those who have questioned her continued involvement with the Super Falcons.

In response to the ongoing scrutiny, she chose to lock her comment section to prevent any feedback or reactions to her club announcement.

Onome has been without a club for a year
Onome Ebi on duty for Nigeria. (Photo Credit: Imago)

Her latest move, Pulse Sports can say may be connected to controversies surrounding her recent invitation to the national Women’s team, the Falcons, as reported by Pulse Sports.

With her move to Naija Ratels, Onome Ebi has embarked on a new chapter in her football career and her decision to silence her critics adds an intriguing twist to the story. 

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