The Nigerian defender claims that Nigeria finds talents old. Simply because the country lack grassroots program.
“I will say in Nigeria we catch talents old, while other countries catch them young,” Ebi said in an Instagram live chat with Nigerian sports radio Brilla FM.
“In other countries that I’ve played, there is plenty of academies and most players moved to national from 15, 16 years of age.
“It’s difficult in Nigeria, no academy, you have to start from the amateur league and that will take years before one gets to a top-level.”
The first AfroBaller to play in five Women World Cup tournaments (2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019 editions), and won four AFCON started playing played in Lagos until 2009. She currently plays in China.