Monday, January 21, 2019


Nigeria’s Super Falcons defender Ngozi Ebere has disclosed that she welcomes the challenge of playing in a highly competitive league after signing for Norwegian club Arna Bjomar on a year-long deal.


Through a statement on their official website, Norwegian Toppserien side Arna-Bjørnar Fotball announced the capture of Nigeria international Ngozi Ebere. The financial terms and duration of the contract signed by the defender have not been disclosed by Arna-Bjørnar.


Ebere was a key member of the Nigeria squad that won the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations and was also in the winning team of 2014 and 2016. The 27-year-old would have represented the Super Falcons at the four-nation tournament in China but had problems securing a visa.


This is a new challenge in a highly competitive league,” Ebere, who won three straight African women’s titles with Nigeria in 2014, 2016 and 2018, said. “As a professional you want to keep testing yourself among the best, right now I am prepared for that.”


“Ngozi is a defender and her choice was made on the recommendations of Nigeria’s Swedish national team coach,” the Toppserien outfit said. “She knows that Bergen is well known for among other things, its rainy weather, but she’s looking forward to coming to Norway.”


A former youth international, Ebere started her professional career at Rivers Angels where she won the 2014 League and FA Cup double, in her native Port Harcourt. She has scored once in 20 appearances at senior level and represented Nigeria at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.


She moved her career to Europe playing Paris Saint-Germain and later represented Barcelona FA in Cyprus. Ebere is in line to make her competitive debut for her new employer when they face Trondheims-ørn in the Toppserien on March 23.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Download our app