Super Falcons captain, Onome Ebi has stated that nobody can force her into retirement as she will call quit from the game of football when the time is right.
The former Bayelsa Queens, Omidiran Babes and FC Minsk defender’s statement comes following calls on social media for the 40-year-old to retire from professional football.
She recently signed for Nigeria Women’s Football League side Naija Ratel as a free agent.
Ebi was part of the Super Falcons squad that participated at this year’s FIFA women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, making it her sixth appearance at the World Cup after making her debut in 2003.
“When I’m done I would make that decision myself, nobody is going to talk me into retirement or make me stop playing,” Ebi said on Brila FM on Thursday morning, October 19
It’s the game I love, it’s the game I enjoy so when I’m done, when I’m satisfied that I can no longer play I will call it a day, nobody can make me retire when I’m not ready.“
Ebi has won four Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2018.