The performance of Nigeria Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala in the Chinese Women League is gradually opening doors of opportunity for other Nigeria female footballers as Super Falcons defender Onome Ebi has moved to join her in the league.
The Super Falcons reliable defender agreed to sign for Henen Huishang after she left her previous club FC Minsk of Belarus.
Onome Ebi, a former Bayelsa Queens defender, won the league and women cup for FC Minsk in 2014 and also clinched the Super Cup with them in 2015.
She has played for Piteå IF, Djurgårdens IF in Sweden’s Damallsvenskan, Düvenciler Lisesispor and Ataşehir Belediyespor .
Onome made her UEFA Women’s Champions League debut in August 2012 while playing for Ataşehir Belediyespor.
She returned to the Swedish Damallsvenskan in 2013 to play for Sunnanå SK before going to Belarus to play for FC Minsk in the Belarusian Premier League.
As a member of the Nigerian Women national team, she has played in the 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
She was also a member of the Nigerian squad in the 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 editions of the African Women’s Championship and have won the tournament twice (2010 and 2014).