Nigerian female national team, Super Falcons star, Onome Ebi has restated her loyalty to her club, Henan Huishang of China, which she says stood by her when she was injured three years ago.
After sealing an extended contract for another season with the Chinese Women’s Super League outfit, Ebi said she is happy to sign the dotted lines and is determined to give more to the team.
Footballlive.ng reports further that the 35-year-old defender, who got a goal for the Falcons at the recent 2019 Cyprus Women’s Cup, said she was happy to end the competition with a 3-0 triumph over Thailand.
That saw Nigeria finish seventh at the FIFA Women’s World Cup build-up competition last Wednesday, and Ebi is now seeking more playing time with her club to help her keep in form for the Female Mundial.
After getting a year’s extension from Huishang, following the expiration of her initial one-year deal with the club, Ebi said she is looking forward to better days ahead of her in the new season.
Ebi, who arrived in January 2018, said she wants to make a better impact in China this season, to add to her impressive debut season and make the best of her new contract, which will run through until January 2020.
She declared: “I’m happy and thankful to God for the chance to extend my stay in China for another season.
“Although I had a few interests from clubs abroad, I decided to remain with Henan because I found peace and joy with the team.
“I had a wonderful debut season in 2018 and achieved a lot during the year with the wonderful support from the teammates, officials and fans.
“The club played a huge role in my revival after injury in 2016 and that showed in my good form at the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations Cup.
“For the 2019 season, I want to help my team remain in the elite division and put up a better performance than we had in 2018.”