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Super Falcons star Onome Ebi joins Chinese side Henan Huishang

Super Falcons defender, Ebi Onome has been unveiled by Chinese football club, Henan Huishang after she agreed a deal with the club.

The three-time African Women Championship (AWC) winner is making a grand return to football after working very hard to recover from an injury she sustained in December 2016 at the final game between Cameroon and Nigeria which they later won.

Onome managed to play the final minutes of the game with a fractured hand.

The injury sidelined the centre-back for more than a year. She last laced her boots for FC Minsk in the Belarusian Premier League.

Expressing her delight, Onome said, “Thanks be to God almighty for making this possible. I’m back in football again and to say I am super excited is to put what I am feeling mildly.

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“I want to thank everyone who has been with me on my journey to recovery and has helped to make this possible. I want to single out my management team, Temple Management Company (TMC) for being a strong support system and making sure this transition was very smooth.”

She added, “I can’t wait to play football again for my club and country. I have survived one of the biggest challenges of my career and I am in a happy place to once again do what I love best.”

Also speaking, Koye Sowemimo, Head of Sport, Temple Management Company (TMC) said, “We are super delighted for Onome. As with every Athlete you can feel the pressure of not competiting again when opportunities don’t come quick enough. But thankfully, Onome’s mental strength and support of her team kept her in good spirit and has now been duly rewarded with a new chapter in her football career. We wish her all the very best .”

Onome’s return to football is sure to boost the prospects of the Super Falcons as she is once again available for selection.

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