Super Falcons defender Onome Ebi has revealed the story behind her successful football career.
On her rise to the top, the Henan Huishang centre-back stated that her love for the game started at a very tender age.
“When I was five, I would say I just loved playing and the guys in my compound would always want to have me around them,” she said in her Instagram video.
“[At 10] I started seeing a kind of seriousness in the game because then I play for my school team and we always have this inter-house sports in our school and we have different sports.
“When I was 15, I started seeing more seriousness in the game because I was the captain of the team in my secondary school and I think then, it was getting really interesting and serious because then we have more female who wanted to play football.
“When I was 20, when I finished my secondary school and after my secondary, immediately I got a call from a professional team in my country."
After losing two of their group games, Nigeria currently sit third in Group A with three points from three games, but they stand a chance to qualify for the knockout stage as one of the four best losers.