Meet Onome Ebi, Oldest Player In The Ongoing 2022 WAFCON In Morocco.

Lagos born, Onome Ebi is a Nigerian football defender currently playing for FC Minsk in the Belarusian Premier League and the Nigerian national team, Super Falcons. 

She started her football career from Omidiran Babes FC, which was one of the foremost women's football clubs in the country and played there From 2001 - 2008 before moving to Bayelsa Queens for a short stint. 

She played for Bayelsa Queens FC in the Nigerian Women's Championship before moving abroad in 2009 to continue her football career in Piteå IF and Djurgårdens IF in Sweden's Damallsvenskan.

At 39 years of age, Onome Ebi is the oldest player at the Women Africa Cup of Nations currently holding in Morocco. She made her debut for the SUPER falcons of Nigeria in 2003.

On 6 July 2019, she became the first African Footballer to play in five Fifa World Cup Tournaments, taking part in the 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015, 2019 editions of the FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Making her the only player, male or female in Africa to achieve that feat.

Only behind Brazil's Miraildes Maciel Mota, commonly known as Formiga who has appeared 7 times and Japanese Homare Sawa has appeared 6 times in the World Cup.

In both club and international competitions, The Nigerian defender plays as the number five in the team due to the significance it holds for her. When she arrived at Minsk, the jersey number was already taken, so she asked for the number 55 instead.

Amongst other Club honours Ebi has won the African Women's Championship 4 times. (2010, 2014, 2016, 2018)

Ebi is a legend, a Nigerian and African legend. She'll lead the Super falcons who will lock horns with the Bayana Bayana of South Africa today in their quest to win the continental prestigious title again.

She is presently the Super Falcons captain and will look to help the Super falcons win the La decima before she retires. 

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