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Super Falcons’ Onome eyes top four finish at 2023 World Cup

Super Falcons long-standing defender, Onome Ebi, has stated that the African women’s football giants will be aiming for a top-four finish at the forthcoming 2023…

Super Falcons long-standing defender, Onome Ebi, has stated that the African women’s football giants will be aiming for a top-four finish at the forthcoming 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The ninth edition of the tournament will be held from July 20 to August 20 in Australia and New Zealand.

Speaking exclusively to our reporter, the 39-year-old who refused to say whether she would retire after the mundial said she is honoured to be setting a record as the oldest female player to feature at the world cup.

“We are going there to do our best and at least we are aiming to reach the last four. There is no guarantee but we are going there to play our game. 

“Our recent results are not what Nigerians wanted but I believe we will get better. We don’t want to lose games but if we do, we will learn from our mistakes.

“It’s an honour to be the oldest player going to the world cup. I can’t explain the feelings. It’s an awesome feeling I can’t explain. I want to go there and play,” she said. 

Onome made her debut for Nigeria in 2003 and has gone on to become the first African footballer to play in five FIFA World Cup Tournaments, taking part in the 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015, 2019 editions as well as playing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

She has also played in six Africa Women Nations Cup tournaments winning the title four times.

 

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