Super Falcons centre-back and five-time Women’s World Cup player Onome Ebi believes the time is right now for women’s football in Africa to have a Champions League style tournament.
“The men already have the Champions League, the time is now for the women’s equivalent in the continent. I don’t know why people are not thinking in that direction”. Speaking very passionately about this she continued “Let us have the champions of Cameroon, South Africa, Nigeria and maybe 3 other countries and have a tournament. I believe that will push African women’s football to the level it should be”.
Apart from being involved in active football she is also a business woman who has her own brand #Onosky5 Sportswear which she hopes and expects to compete with the likes of Adidas, Puma and NIKE “I have just started it and I aim to give it my best shot in due course”
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The central defender’s biggest passion, which she is hoping to establish a foundation for, is for women’s football in Nigeria. “My foundation will be geared towards supporting the league and helping the clubs and players in the areas of welfare and equipment”.
Ebi is a big fan of the job the Chairperson of the NWFL Ms Aisha Falode is doing so far “she has done exceptionally well in her role and I know she will even do greater work when she gets the kind of support that is needed to get the game to the level it has the potential to get to”
Onome Ebi was speaking exclusively on Aclsports.com‘s #YourSportsMemo Podcast. You can listen to the full show below.