Onome Ebi joins Common Goal ahead of Women’s World Cup
Super Falcons By: Lolade Adewuyi | 06/06/2019
Super Falcons defender Onome Ebi, with over 80 international caps, has become the third Nigerian to join the Common Goal movement. Ebi, 36, currently playing for Chinese Super League club Henan Huishang, has pledged 1% of her football salary to help young people around the world through football charities. She becomes the third Nigerian in Common Goal, after Serie A and Super Eagles defender Willian Troost-Ekong of Udinese, and Brighton defender, Leon Balogun.Last week Common Goal reached 100 players and gender parity for the first time - with exactly 50 male and 50 female players. Ebi, who leads Nigeria into action against hosts France, South Korea and Norway, who the Super Falcons take on in their first group match this Saturday, June 8, is the first African woman taking part in this summer's World Cup to join the diverse social impact movement. Since launching 20 months ago with a single player, Juan Mata, Common Goal has so far generated US$1.4 million for football charities empowering youth around the world. There will be a full squad of 23 Common Goal members taking part in the Women’s World Cup, including US stars Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan, and Christine Sinclair, the Canadian legend, who like Ebi is also playing in her fifth World Cup.
Ebi said: “I’d like to thank God for letting me have the chance to appear in my 5th Women’s World Cup. It’s never an easy journey. I’ve worked really hard for it and now I am really excited.
An exciting announcement one day ahead of the #WWC2019. We’re pleased to welcome defender, @EBIONOME as our third #CommonGoal member who will play in her 5th World Cup for Nigeria 🇳🇬 this month. pic.twitter.com/X4JWgxJzPx— Common Goal (@CommonGoalOrg) June 6, 2019