Ebi Onome Grabs First Assist of the Season as Nasarawa Amazons Crush Naija Ratels

Ebi Onome Grabs First Assist of the Season as Nasarawa Amazons Crush Naija Ratels

Super Falcons’ defender, Ebi Onome, marked her return to the Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL) with an impactful assist for her new team, the Naija Ratels, despite their tough 3-1 loss against the Nasarawa Amazons.

Ebi Onome Grabs First Assist of the Season as Nasarawa Amazons Crush Naija Ratels

The 40-year-old defender made her presence felt in the second half of the match, contributing an assist. However, her efforts couldn’t prevent her team from facing a defeat in their season opener, Footballrover reports

Returning after 15 years, Onome witnessed the Nasarawa Amazons dominate the game at the Aguiyi Ironsi Guards Brigade grounds, securing a comfortable win during Wednesday’s early kickoff.

In the first half, the visitors took a commanding lead, with Ojiyovwi Kesiena and Ayatsea Hembafan scoring within four minutes.

Despite Onome and her Naija Ratels teammates’ efforts in the second half to stage a comeback, the visitors extended their lead to 3-0 in the 60th minute as Hembafan completed her brace, securing a definitive victory and three crucial points.

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Ebi Onome Grabs First Assist of the Season as Nasarawa Amazons Crush Naija Ratels

Barely a minute into stoppage time, the hosts managed to grab a consolation goal through substitute Davies Nora, assisted by Ebi Onome.

The final whistle marked the end of the game, leaving the score at Naija Ratels 1-3 Nasarawa Amazons in Abuja.

With this defeat, Naija Ratels commence the new season at the bottom of the NWFL table, while the Nasarawa Amazons claim the top spot, with Ayatsea Hembafan leading the early goal-scoring charts.

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