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Super Falcons Captain, Onome Ebi, Confident Ahead of World Cup Clash Against Republic of Ireland

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Super Falcons Captain, Onome Ebi, Confident Ahead of World Cup Clash Against Republic of Ireland
Onome Ebi, the history-making captain of the Super Falcons, expresses her team's positive mood and confidence ahead of their FIFA Women's World Cup clash against Republic of Ireland. Despite being one of the oldest players at the tournament, Ebi remains determined to lead her team to victory and make history. She calls for support from Nigerians worldwide and states their goal of winning the match and topping their group. Nigeria has a strong track record in previous tournaments, and Ebi's leadership provides the team with motivation and inspiration.

Lagos - History-making captain of the Super Falcons of Nigeria, Onome Ebi has said that they are gingered and in a super positive mood ahead of Monday evening's Group B cracker against Republic of Ireland at Brisbane's Lang Park.

The 40-year-old became one of the oldest women to have featured at the FIFA Women's World Cup when she was introduced into the game against co-hosts Australia at the same venue on Thursday.

She's also one of the few women, and the only one from the African continent, to have played in six finals, alongside Brazil's Marta and Canada's Christine Sinclair.

"We are very positive and looking forward to the match. The mood in camp is great and everyone is in high spirits. The win against Australia has given us the belief and the confidence to face any team. We will play for a win.

"We want Nigerians all over the world to continue to support us and believe in the team. That alone gives us great motivation. We have won one match and drawn one. We want to set the record of not losing any match in the group phase and topping our group," she said.

Ebi added: "We know we still have a job to do; we are not deterred. We simply go in there and play for a win."

Recalled that when the Super Falcons reached the knock-out rounds in the USA in 1999, the team lost to hosts USA before defeating North Korea and Denmark to make the quarterfinals.

Mercy Akide and Rita Nwadike scored in the 2-1 win over North Korea, while Akide and Nkiru Okosieme scored in the 2-0 win over Denmark.

In 2019, when they reached the Round of 16, the nine-time African champions lost 0-3 to Norway and 0-1 to hosts France, on either side of a 2-0 defeat of South Korea, with Asisat Oshoala scoring after an own goal by the Koreans.

The Super Falcons, top of the pool with four points, take on the 'Girls in Green" on Monday night starting from 8pm Australia time (11am Nigeria time) with the Irish already eliminated from the tournament.

Co-hosts Australia tackle Canada in the other match of the group that will be played simultaneously. The Canadians are also on four points, with the Matildas on three.

With a win in mind, Nigeria could start with a forward-line of record-breaker Asisat Oshoala, and Uchenna Kanu (who scored the first goal against Australia), with Rasheedat Ajibade and Ifeoma Onumonu operating from the wings.

As the Super Falcons prepare for their crucial World Cup clash against Republic of Ireland, captain Onome Ebi inspires her team with her enthusiasm and confidence. Despite being one of the oldest players in the tournament, Ebi's determination and leadership have been instrumental in guiding the Nigerian team.

The Super Falcons made history when they defeated co-hosts Australia in their previous game, giving them a boost of belief and confidence. The victory has put the team in high spirits and ready to take on any challenge that comes their way.

Expressing gratitude for the support they have received from Nigerians around the world, Ebi highlights the importance of their backing and how it motivates the team to perform at their best. With one win and one draw so far in the tournament, the Super Falcons are determined to continue their unbeaten run and win their group.

Having experienced success in previous Women's World Cup tournaments, including reaching the knockout rounds, the Super Falcons have a proven track record. Ebi recalls the team's previous victories over North Korea and Denmark during the 1999 World Cup, as well as their win against South Korea in 2019.

The upcoming match against Republic of Ireland holds significant importance for Nigeria as they aim to secure a favorable position in the tournament. With the Irish already eliminated, the Super Falcons have an opportunity to claim another crucial victory.

Nigeria's forward-line, led by record-breaker Asisat Oshoala and Uchenna Kanu, who scored the first goal against Australia, will pose a formidable threat to Republic of Ireland's defense. The addition of Rasheedat Ajibade and Ifeoma Onumonu operating from the wings ensures a dynamic attacking force.

As the Super Falcons face the 'Girls in Green' in Brisbane, they are determined to make history once again by securing a victory and topping their group. The team's positive mindset and determination, under the captaincy of Onome Ebi, will be key factors in their pursuit of success.

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