Super Falcons’ Captain, Onome Ebi has signed a one-year contract extension with Chinese Women’s Premier League outfit, Henan Huishang.
The 35-year-old Nigerian international moved to China from Belarusian Premier League side, FC Minsk in January 2018, but the defender turned down interest from other clubs in Asia and Europe before she decided to extend her stay at the club, following the expiration of the deal.
Ebi explained her reasons to remain in Asia ahead of the 2019 FIFA women’s World Cup billed for France as she told Goal: “I’m happy and thankful to God for the chance to extend my stay in China for another season.
“I had a wonderful debut season in 2018 and achieved a lot during the year, with the wonderful support from the teammates, officials and fans at Henan.
“The club played a huge role in my career revival after my injury in 2016 and that showed in my good form at the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Ghana.
“Although I had a few interests from clubs abroad, I decided to remain with Henan because I found peace and joy with the team and that is what matters to me.
“For the 2019 season, I want to help my team remain in the elite division and put up a better performance than we had in 2018.”
The Awon winner began her professional career with Bayelsa Queens, before her European journey to Swedish club, Pitea IF in 2009 and she later joined Djurgården the following season and spell with Turkish sides, Düvenciler Lisesispor and Ataşehir Belediyespor from 2010 to 2013.