Super Falcons Captain, Onome Ebi Ruled Out Of Zambia Clash, Sidelined For Two Months
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By Amaechi Agbo
Super Falcons of Nigeria will not have their defender and captain, Onome Ebi in action when they file out against Chopper Queens of Zambia for the bronze medals of the 12th Women Africa Cup of Nations on Friday, bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF who confirmed this on Thursday said the oldest player in the tournament sustained grade 2 biceps femoris muscle tear in their semi-final clash against host Morocco and will be out for sex weeks
“Captain Onome Ebi has been knocked out by a hamstring injury (biceps femoris muscle tear – Grade 2) and could require between six weeks to two months to recover. She suffered the injury in the gruelling semi final battle against Morocco on Monday that the Falcons lost on penalty shootout in Rabat,” NFF said.
Meanwhile, Coach Randy Waldrum is optimistic that the Super Falcons will give their all despite a rash of injuries and suspensions in the camp of the nine-time champions.
“We have two players suspended as a result of red cards in the last game, and we also have some players down with injury. So, there will be changes but we will go for the best legs that would give us victory on Friday.”
On her part, head Coach of Copper Queens, Bruce Mwape said on Thursday that his girls have put behind them the controversial defeat to South Africa – through an added-time penalty that is still a talking point at these finals.
“We gave our all and created chances but we failed to take them and that was a mistake that we paid dearly for in the end. We have put that behind us and now, we want to win the bronze medals for our people.”
The semi-final clash hold from 9pm on Friday at the Complexe Mohamed V in Casablanca – Morocco’s economic and industrial capital.