2023 FIFA WWC: Australia Will Be Tough, But We Are Ready – S/Falcons Captain Onome Ebi

Super Falcons captain, Onome Ebi, has admitted that their second group B match against the Matildas of Australia at the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup will be tough.

The 40-year-old however believes that the team is ready for the game following their performance against reigning Olympic champions Canada.

Nigeria secured a goalless draw against Canada in their opening Group B match on Friday morning.

“We are in very high spirits, I can tell you. Ebi told thenff.com.

“It is the day after that massive point and we are already looking forward to our second match.

“The Aussies will not be easy, but we knew before arriving in Australia that no team at this tournament will be easy.”

The four-time winner of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations is however confident of Nigeria’s chances of making a difference at the tournament.

“We have a huge chance and all it takes to do very well in the tournament.

“When it comes to experience, speedy players, young players, strong players — we have all it takes to make a difference.

“With the calibre of players we have, our fans should expect a lot from us.

“We are ready to give all we’ve got to make this one of our best”, she said.

Ebi, who missed the Super Falcons’ goalless draw against Canada on Friday, is one of three players making their sixth appearance at this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Canada’s Christine Sinclair and Marta of Brazil are the other players at this year’s tournament hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

Onome Ebi was part of the Super Falcons team that lost 2-0 to Australia in a Group D encounter at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup held in Canada.

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